The Flight 60, manufactured by Flight Medical and distributed in the US by Maquet Medical Systems USA, is an innovative, versatile ventilator, combining superior performance and comprehensive capabilities. A wall-air independent ventilation solution, Flight 60 is ideal for pediatric and adult patients in an extensive range of care settings. Its design incorporates flexibility and reliability to meet the challenging clinical demands of patient care both within and outside of the hospital. Key features to support patient care goals include invasive and noninvasive modes including B-Lev (Bi-Phasic ventilation, APRV) and Volume Guarantee, hot swappable battery for up to 12 hours of battery operation, and single and dual-limb patient circuit configurations. 888-627-8383; (See image above.)

Available from Covidien, the Puritan Bennett 980 ventilator’s innovative user interface features a highly customizable display with intuitive screen navigation as well as a unique ventilator assurance feature and an integrated expiratory filtration system. Advanced synchrony tools help clinicians set the ventilator to adapt to their patients’ unique needs and help provide the appropriate level of support throughout the breath. 800-635-5267;

GE Healthcare’s Carescape R860 Critical Care Ventilator
1 features built-in advanced lung protection tools and a touchscreen user interface. It was designed with a variety of clinicians and users in mind and monitors and displays patient respiratory history and trends on the screen. The R860 also has lung protection tools, including the INview software suite for measuring lung volume and functional residual capacity (FRC), as well as SpiroDynamics. The ventilator also includes nutrition information right on the touchscreen. 800-345-2700;

life support ventilators, Astral 100 and Astral 150, offer improved mobility and ease of use for patients with neuromuscular disease, COPD, and other breathing disorders. They offer the best battery-to-weight ratio on the market with an eight-hour internal battery and weight of only 3.2 kg, allowing chronically ill patients who would otherwise be hospitalized to be treated safely away from the hospital. 800-424-0737;

Dräger’s Evita Infinity V500
critical care ventilator is suitable for all patient ranges: neonatal, pediatric, and adult. It offers new concepts in ventilation, such as APRV with auto-release, configurable SmartCare/PS, and variable PS. It’s standardized nomenclature and customizable interface improves workflow and enhances ICU safety. The V500’s ability to provide invasive, noninvasive, and O2 therapy offers a comprehensive array of therapy to adapt to the patient’s changing requirements. 800-437-2437;

The Hamilton-C3 mechanical ventilator from Hamilton Medical is a compact high-end ventilation solution for all patient groups. The Hamilton-C3 features a 12.1-in high-resolution display that shows all relevant patient data at a glance. The C3’s compact design and independence from external power and air supplies allow for maximum mobility throughout the hospital. The integrated high-performance turbine guarantees optimal performance even with noninvasive ventilation. The C3 provides an extensive monitoring package with a 72-hour trend function. 800-426-6331;

The TXP-2D from International Biomedical is the only high frequency oscillator designed specifically for neonatal transport. Weighing in at 5 lbs, the TXP-2D effectively delivers up to 600 breaths per minute with a MAP of 30 cm H2O. When combined with the AeroNOx nitric oxide delivery system, the TXP-2D becomes a unique, effective respiratory tool. 512-873-0033;

As part of the Hamilton-G5 ventilator from Hamilton Medical, the integrated cuff pressure controller IntelliCuff continuously monitors and automatically adjusts cuffed tracheal and tracheostomy tubes, providing real-time optimization of cuff pressure. The Protective Ventilation (P/V) Tool provides a repeatable method to assess recruitability and find the best PEEP based on respiratory mechanics, as well as providing an easy and repeatable method for performing recruitment maneuvers. The G5 supports transpulmonary pressure measurement and includes the unique intelligent ventilation mode, Adaptive Support Ventilation (ASV). 800-426-6331;

Drager Babylog
The Babylog VN500 from Dräger is a ventilation system designed to meet the unique challenges of the neonatal patient. The Babylog VN500 offers a wide array of neonatal features to minimize lung injury, improve safety, and improve the environment of care for infants to thrive. Accurate tidal volume delivery as low as 2 cm3, measurement and compensation for ET tube leakage, and volume guarantee options ensure proper ventilation and monitoring of the smallest of patients. In addition to conventional ventilation therapies, the Babylog VN500 can provide noninvasive ventilation and O2 therapy, which can greatly improve the workflow for clinicians. 800-437-2437;

With the Carescape R860 NICU Ventilator1 from GE Healthcare, validated to treat the most vulnerable patients, special color-coding distinguishes this NICU option from other ventilators in a fleet. Specialized ventilation modes are included that help transition neonatal patients off of mechanical ventilation. Modes like Volume Support help support spontaneous breathing and nCPAP, which stimulates the baby to breathe and can help prevent intubation. By precisely tailoring ventilation to serve the sensitive needs of neonates, diagnostic therapy capabilities can be expanded. 800-345-2700;

Editor Note

  1. Carescape R860 and Carescape R860 NICU Ventilator from GE Healthcare are 510(k) pending at the US FDA and not available for sale in the US.