types of ventilators

types of ventilatorsWhat Are the Different Types of Ventilators?

Soma Technology offers many different ventilator options in addition to the multitude of medical equipment units that can stock a healthcare facility. All of our ventilators are technically and cosmetically refurbished and are calibrated back to the original equipment manufacturer’s specifications. Our ventilators are used in a variety of medical facilities including hospitals, physician’s offices, hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers. Continue reading to learn more about how ventilators are refurbished by us.

How Do Ventilators Work?

Ventilators work through the continuous monitoring and pumping of oxygen into a persons’ lungs. The gas in the tubes helps to inflate and deflate lungs so that the body can have a continual flow of oxygen to the internal organs. Oxygen is important in that it plays several vital roles in keeping a body alive, including the circulation of blood.

Drager Evita Infinity V500 Ventilator - Soma Technology, Inc.

Drager Evita Infinity V500 Features

Drager ventilators are one of the top-selling medical equipment brands currently on the market, and for the last few decades. The Drager Infinity V500 ventilator delivers high-performance ventilation capabilities and continuous comprehensive monitoring. Features on this unit include lung diagnostic tools, a breath by breath recruitment trends in the forms of PEEP, EIP, VT and Cdyn. Other features include volumetric CO2 monitoring, weaning parameters, variable pressure support, and automatic tube compensation as a graphical representation of airway resistance. This unit can be adapted for the ventilation of neonatal patients.

Covidien Newport HT70 Plus - Soma Technology, Inc

Covidien Newport HT70 Plus Features

Covidien ventilators are another trusted brand that Soma Technology refurbishes. Covidien sells many different ventilator options as well as other pieces of medical equipment. This ventilator proves especially useful for home care, transportation, hospital, and long-term care situations. This unit uses waveform graphics, oxygen cylinder usage calculator and an internal battery. The Newport HT70 features include an on-airflow sensor for inspiratory and expiratory monitoring with alarms, flow, or pressure triggers. A hot-swappable battery can provide up to 10 hours of continuous ventilation, and when the batteries are swapped out, the extended operation will not interrupt a patient’s ventilation. If a patient is being transported, the battery time estimator will provide peace of mind to keep the patient breathing during transport. A full color touch screen is easy to navigate and use, with easy access to controls and simple navigation. This ventilator has an ergonomic handle and weighs roughly 15 pounds so that it can be easily accessed during a transport. This unit runs on a patented gas generator that is cool, quiet, and gas efficient. This unit can be customized with custom presents and custom backup ventilation.

Puritan Bennett 840 - Soma Technology, Inc.

Puritan Bennett 840 Features

This is one of our most requested pieces of equipment. The Covidien Puritan Bennett 840 can be used on any type of patient ranging from neonatal, to pediatric, to an adult that weighs 150 kilograms. The PB 840 features include dual view touchscreens, high-performance pneumatics, and dual microprocessor electronics. Other features include easily upgradable software that can be customized for future clinical needs, enhanced ventilation for the use with a respiratory drive. Data integration helps to support communication with all major patient monitoring and already integrated hospital information systems with an electronic transfer of data. Overall, this piece of equipment is reliable, durable, and easy to service. All of our products come with a competitive warranty that includes service and lifetime technical phone support.

Philips Respironics Trilogy 202 - Trilogy Ventilator - Soma Technology, Inc.

Philips Respironics Trilogy 202 Features

The Trilogy 202 is another one of our widely requested ventilator units. This is a compact ventilator with a long internal batter for intra-hospital transport between hospital rooms. This unit supports active and passive circuits for both invasive and noninvasive ventilation. Technological features are the Auto-Trak algorithm that synchronizes with breathing patterns and dynamic leaks. A ramp function can allow the user to lower the pressure if the patient is trying to fall asleep. Power sources for this unit include a lithium-ion battery, external lead-acid battery, and AC power.

Siemens Maquet Servo i - Ventilator System - Soma Technology, Inc.

Siemens Maquet Servo-i Features

Siemens ventilators are another very well known medical equipment manufacturer that has a trusted market presence and brand. The Servo-i is one of the most technologically advanced ventilators that Soma sells. Technological features include invasive and noninvasive ventilation, transportation with no loss of treatment quality, and a CO2 analyzer for efficacy. Other features include nasal CPAP, a stress index to monitor hyperinflation or repeated alveolar collapse, a ventilation record card, and ventilator accessories and consumables that are fully tested.

Requesting  Any Types of Ventilators

Soma Technology has a large stock of ventilators that are not listed in this article. You can check out our full range of ventilators that we sell. In addition to ventilators, we sell all types of medical equipment for surgical centers and hospitals. If you do not want to purchase a piece of equipment we have many medical equipment rental options. Some people choose to rent before buying because they want to try out a new piece of equipment. Sometimes others rent because they are not sure if they are going to need the equipment fully, or just during times of an increased patient census. If you would like to rent, rent-to-own, or purchase, please contact our sales representatives. They can be reached by their email, phone number, at [email protected], or at 1-800-GET-SOMA. Please let them know if you have questions about any of the machines that you previously read about.

Ventilator Spare Parts

SomaTechnology stocks a wide variety of spare parts for all equipment that we sell. We have many spare ventilator parts in our in-house parts department. you can find our large listing of ventilator spare parts. Common spare parts that are purchased for ventilators include leak detectors, power supply modules, cable service kits, pressure switches, driver tubes, and many more!

Final Thoughts

Have you ever used the Evita Infinity V500 ventilator? Are there features on it that you enjoy using, or some that you would change? Is there a different brand or ventilator that you are used to using? Is there a certain medical brand that you would say you have the most brand loyalty or trust in? What ventilators does your hospital or surgical center stock? Do you tend to order ventilator spare parts? Comment below!

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