Overview:

Combining the benefits of pressure and volume ventilation

The Puritan Bennett™ Volume Ventilation Plus software option combines the benefits of pressure and volume ventilation using Volume Control Plus and Volume Support modes.

In Volume Control Plus, clinicians set the inspiratory time and desired tidal volume. In Volume Support, clinicians set the desired tidal volume. The ventilator then adjusts pressure up or down to target a preset tidal volume.

Features

Features:

Puritan Bennett™ Volume Ventilation Plus software combines the advantages of a preset volume target with the ease of pressure control ventilation. The Volume Ventilation Plus software option allows clinicians simply to set the inspiratory time (Volume Control Plus or VC+ only) and desired tidal volume—the ventilator takes care of the pressure.

A pressure-based breath is delivered, and the Volume Ventilation Plus software option continuously increases or decreases pressure from breath to breath, targeting a preset volume to be delivered to the patient.

The active exhalation valve allows unrestricted exhalation during both inspiratory and expiratory phases of the breath cycle.

Specifications

Specifications:

Respiratory Rate (f)

Range Neonatal: 1.0 1/min to 150 1/min
  Pediatric/Adult:
Resolution 0.1 from 1.0 1/min to 9.9 1/min
  1 1/min from 10 1/min to 150 1/min

Tidal Volume (VT)

Range Neonatal: 2 mL to 315 mL
  Pediatric: 25 mL to 1590 mL
  Adult: 25 mL to 2500 mL
Resolution 0.1 mL < 5mL
  1 mL for ≥ 5mL and < 100 mL
  5 mL for 100 mL to 395 mL
  10 ml for values ≥ 400 mL

Volume Support (VT Supp) or VS

Range Neonatal: 2 mL to 310 mL
  Pediatric: 25 mL to 1590 mL
  Adult: 25 mL to 2500 mL
Resolution 0.1 mL < 5mL
  1 mL for ≥ 5mL and < 100 mL
  5 mL for 100 mL to 395 mL
  10 ml for values ≥ 400 mL