photoMallinckrodt Inc, St Louis, introduces the new Puritan-Bennett® 760™ Ventilator that offers expanded capabilities of the 740™ Ventilator to enhance performance of the 700 Series™ line in critical care environments. The 760 provides pressure control ventilation (PCV) in addition to volume control ventilation (VCV) for mandatory breaths, and allows clinicians to set the rise time factor in PCV and pressure support ventilation (PSV). Exhalation flow sensitivity is adjustable for PSV breaths, and either VCV or PCV breaths are available in apnea ventilation. For hospitals under serious budget constraints, the 760 Ventilator provides advanced critical care features and breath delivery options at about half the cost of most other ventilators in its class. (800) 635-5267 or (314) 654-2000;

photoHamilton Medical Inc, Reno, Nev, introduces the GALILEO® ventilator, derived from years of advanced research and clinical experience. GALILEO combines the newest innovative technology in an easy-to-operate system. A new chapter in ventilation is opened with Adaptive Support Ventilation (ASV). ASV is the first mode that adjusts the ventilator to the capabilities and condition of the patient. ASV transparently adjusts the ventilation parameters to accommodate all patients by using goal-oriented outcomes. This unique philosophy incorporates protective lung strategies to minimize the complications of mechanical ventilation. GALILEO provides the clinician with programmable philosophies of operation to optimize ventilator management. Its unique proximal data management and advanced graphics provide the clinician with the necessary information about the patient’s ventilatory status in one system. (800) 426-6331, ext 213;

photoE Core-M, West Newton, Mass, develops and manufactures monitoring systems for the medical industry. The current product portfolio of respiratory/anesthesia monitors offers cost-effective solutions that are more accurate than any other product in the marketplace. Core-M monitors are the perfect choice to upgrade anesthesia and/or ventilation equipment. They are also suitable for use in an MRI environment and can be upgraded for use with hyperbaric chambers. (617) 796-9006.

photoRespironics Inc, Pittsburgh, offers the Esprit™, a ventilator that provides both invasive and noninvasive ventilation. The ventilator also includes state-of-the-art features as well as a touch-screen graphical user interface and settings and controls designed for ease of use. Features of the Esprit include microprocessor control for upgradability, an active exhalation valve, adjustable Risetime™, adjustable exhalation sensitivity, multiple trigger strategies, pressure control ventilation, and graphical infrared touch screen with settings arranged intuitively for ready access. A pressure bar graph/breath indicator displays airway pressure and type/phase of breath as well as ISO-compliant alarm prioritization strategy. The Esprit is featured within the Respiratory Insufficiency & Failure Management Program. (800) 345-6443;

photoNovametrix Medical Systems Inc, Wallingford, Conn, introduces the CO2SMO Plus!, the first respiratory profile monitor to provide one simple method to measure patients’ responses to ventilator changes. Novametrix is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of noninvasive cardiac output monitors, handheld and bedside pulse oximeters and mainstream capnographs, and transcutaneous and respiratory profile monitors. (800) 243-3444;

photoThe Bio-Med Devices Inc (Guilford, Conn) line of CROSSVENT portable ventilators features the CV-3 for adults/pediatrics and the CV-4, a full range ventilator for all patients including neonates. Both units, with easy-to-use touch-screen controls, offer a wide range of alarms and modes, including built-in PEEP, CPAP, automatic altitude compensation, and pressure support. The optional air-entrainment feature offers 55% oxygen concentration with 100% oxygen source gas. This significantly reduces consumption of oxygen for transport. Either the external power supply or the built-in 15-hour battery can power both ventilators. Some additional features of the CV-4 are continuous flow for infants, exhaled volume monitoring, automatic alarm setup, built-in nebulizer, plateau mode, automatic compliance calculation and optional lung mechanics, and waveform screen. (203) 458-0202;

photoMallinckrodt Inc, St Louis, offers the Puritan-Bennett®‚ BreathLab™ PTS 840 Ventilator Test Software as the newest addition to the BreathLab family of test devices and testing software. This customized test software is used with the PTS 2000™ to conduct the highly precise and rigorous performance verification test that is required for the efficient and accurate use of the 840 Ventilator. Its simple test and report features make testing an easy and efficient task. The PTS 2000 test device was developed in tandem with the 840 Ventilator and, along with the new 840 Ventilator custom test software and a personal computer, is the only system on the market that can service the 840 Ventilator. (800) 635-5267;  Stop by booth 404 at the AAMI Show for a demonstration.

photoSiemens Medical Systems Inc, Danvers, Mass, offers the Clinical Management Program™. This unique value-added program for the industry-leading Servo 300 Series Ventilators, guarantees a 5% reduction in ventilator length of stay, a decrease in related costs, and improved overall performance. Siemens clinical consultants provide the tools, skills, and results required for multidisciplinary hospital staff to optimize the integration of Servo 300 ventilators and maximize their benefits. The Electromedical Systems Division of Siemens Medical Systems produces and markets patient monitoring products, anesthesia solutions, and electrocardiography systems. (978) 907-6300;

photoDräger, Telford, Pa, announces the availability of the NeoFlow™ option for the Evita 2 dura and the E4pws ventilators. NeoFlow extends the patient range of the Evita 2 dura and the E4pws ventilators to include neonates. Flow measurement for neonates is now at the wye piece offering precise flow and volume monitoring, responsive flow triggering, and independence from hose compliance. In addition, NeoFlow improves synchronization through leak compensation and an automatic leak-adjusted trigger threshold. With volume targeted ventilation, it is now possible to deliver volumes of 3 mL. Even lower volume delivery is possible in pressure-oriented modes of ventilation. Continuing development from Dräger increases the capacity of its ventilators to safely ventilate every type of patient regardless of age, shape, or size. (800) 4-DRAGER;

photoRespironics, Pittsburgh, offers the BiPAP® Vision™ System that is designed with advanced technology for use in any location where noninvasive ventilation is administered. For appropriate candidates with acute respiratory failure, the BiPAP Vision System may eliminate the need for intubation. Features of the system include an Integrated Display Screen with real-time graphics, patient and system data, and alarm options that provide complete patient monitoring; adjustable oxygen control that allows reliable O2 administration from 21% to 100% despite circuit leaks; performance capabilities that provide higher flow and a wider pressure range to meet the needs of patients with high breathing demand; and Auto-Trak Sensitivity™, which ensures an automatic breath-by-breath response to the patient’s breathing patterns and circuit leaks, providing optimum support with every breath. The BiPAP Vision System is featured within their Respiratory Insufficiency and Failure Management Program (800) 345-6443;

photoBird Products, Palm Springs, Calif, announces two new additions to its VIP Bird Infant-Pediatric Ventilator product line—the VIP Bird Gold and VIP Bird Sterling. These ventilators incorporate all the original VIP Bird’s innovative technology plus enhanced ventilation and monitoring features and additional modes of ventilation. Flow syncronized ventilation and pressure support are now incorporated in all modes, which has been known to have a major impact in decreasing the work of breathing for infants requiring mechanical ventilation. Improvements in the existing design will enhance ventilator performance, and the new features will expand capabilities in neonatal through pediatric patients. (800) 328-4139;

photoImpact Instrumentation Inc, West Caldwell, NJ, offers the Model 754 Uni-Vent™ Eagle™, a portable ventilator for pediatric and adult patients. The Uni-Vent Eagle is totally self-contained and electronically controlled. Features include an internal air/oxygen mixer, internal compressor, internal positive end expiratory pressure, internal apnea backup ventilation, internal backup ventilator, and full alarms and graphics package. Other features include electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference suppression to aeromedical standards—all in a package weighing less than 13 lb and measuring only 12 in high by 9 in wide and 5 in deep. Modes of operation include assist control, synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation, CPAP, and Pressure Plateau—each available with or without PEEP and Sigh. Ventilator rates are selectable from 1-150 breaths per minute, and inspiratory times are selectable from 0.1-3.0 seconds and in 0.1-second increments. A universal auto-sensing AC power supply/charger and DC power cord are also included. (973) 882-1212;

photoPulmonetic Systems Inc, Colton, Calif, offers the LTV 1000™, for both institutional and home care use. The LTV 1000 has dimensions similar to those of a laptop computer and weighs less than 13 lb. The unit is completely self-contained with its own internal battery source, does not require compressed air, and contains a built-in blender to accommodate oxygen supplementation. (800) 754-1914;

photoVersaMed Inc, Fort Lee, NJ, introduces the iVent201 ventilator. The iVent201 is able to follow patients through each clinical episode and setting. From emergency and transport applications to hospital, subacute, and home care cases, iVent201 provides continuous, comprehensive care, and all modes of ventilation. Its self-contained turbine flow generator produces sufficient flow and pressure to ventilate a diverse range of patient/ventilator applications. (800) 475-9239;;

photoSensorMedics Corp, Yorba Linda, Calif, offers the Model 3100A—a high-frequency oscillatory ventilator. The 3100A is capable of supporting the ventilatory and oxygenation requirements of neonates, as well as full-term infants and children, that are failing conventional ventilation without any upper weight limit. The 3100A is an effective tool in the management of neonates in respiratory failure, especially those with severe barotrauma. Several clinical studies support its safety and effectiveness at reducing mortality and chronic lung disease while significantly lowering hospital costs. (714) 283-1830;

photoNewport Medical Instruments Inc, Newport Beach, Calif, offers the Newport E100M that is capable of ventilating neonates, children, and adults and is suitable for emergency department, intrahospital transport, and post-acute/long-term care settings. Its compact size, versatile applications, and internal battery (up to 8 hours of operation) make the E100M easy to use. The E100M delivers pressure or volume ventilation in A/CMV, SIMV, SPONT, and SPONT+APNEA A/CMV modes. Standard monitoring includes peak, mean, and base airway pressure; set tidal volume; I:E; and total rate. An RS232 interface is provided for central monitoring systems. Advanced features such as Auto-Set Alarms and Back-Up Ventilation enhance patient safety. The Automatic Trigger Control and Time-Limited Demand Flow features can help improve patient care and simplify ventilator management. (800) 451-3111;