Are you considering an upgrade of your Puritan Bennett™ 840 mechanical ventilator with the Puritan Bennett™ 980 mechanical ventilator? Or are you evaluating these mechanical ventilators for the first time?
Use this comparison to help create your evaluation checklist. And compare the two for a better understanding of some important differences to ensure you make the right decision for your hospital.
The Puritan Bennett™ 980 ventilator offers advanced technologies that aren’t available on the Puritan Bennett™ 840 ventilator including enhancements in:
Driving pressure is available only in the PB980 ventilator and it is now known to be a major predictor of mortality risk in patients supported by mechanical ventilation.([FOOTNOTE=Amato MB, Meade MO, Slutsky AS, et al. Driving pressure and survival in the acute respiratory distress syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2015;372(8):747-755.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) Defined as a measure of the relationship between tidal volume and effective lung size, its control can be a key to increased survival.3 The P-Drive or Driving Pressure feature of the PB980 ventilator works with the ventilator’s PAV+™ software to simplify and optimize decision-making related to this factor.
It’s part of a smart approach that helps patients breathe more naturally by adapting ventilation to their unique, individual needs. P-Drive is designed to help enhance patient support, improve outcomes and reduce the potential for ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI).
The High Flow Oxygen Therapy (HFO2T) software option for the PB980 ventilator is designed to simplify this process by:
The easy-to-use interface on the PB980 ventilator allows you to quickly set up the HFO2T software for a new patient. Once the patient is set up, the HFO2T screen displays only the flow and O2 parameters ― allowing you to focus on the most relevant information.
When a patient is on a mechanical ventilator, the goal is to maintain the highest degree of ventilation that can be safely delivered. Certain safety features — like backup ventilation and the alarm system — help maintain this high standard.
The PB980 ventilator series includes ventilator assurance. This means if certain elements of the system fail, the PB980 mechanical ventilator continues to deliver ventilatory support as close to the preset settings as feasible.
To put the PB840 mechanical ventilator into standby, you must turn it off, then back on. The PB980 ventilator allows you to put the ventilator on standby without having to turn the device off and on.
An alarm that increases volume over time is a priority for places like the ICU. One reason could be closed glass doors. And if clinicians are down the hall when a patient disconnects from the ventilator, they may not hear the alarm. The Puritan Bennett™ 980 ventilator elevates its decibel level at 30 seconds and again at 60 seconds automatically with an alarm that has not been responded to if the set volume is lower than the maximum setting. The Puritan Bennett™ 840 alarm has a set volume that doesn’t change automatically to alarms that have not been responded to.
Configurability is a top priority to you, and the PB980 ventilator supports this. The PB980 mechanical ventilator touch screen works like a smartphone, offering the ability to swipe, tap, drag and drop, touch and hold, pull out, and pull down. The hot link is also designed to simplify configuration and use. The PB840 offers fewer options for selecting views, it’s not configurable, and it doesn’t provide data monitoring or graphics.
The PB980 mechanical ventilator offers:
An interface design can either support or complicate the workflow. The PB980 ventilator has automated tools for tasks like changing presets — which are designed to help save you time.
The PB980 mechanical ventilators offer numerous improvements on physical design. Some examples of enhancements include:
The Puritan Bennett™ 840 Plus ventilator was and continues to be one of the reliable products in Medtronic critical care ventilators’ line. It is highly responsive and offers superior comfort, delivering sensitive, precise breaths to critically sick neonatal through adult patients. With this in mind we designed and developed the Puritan Bennett™ 980 ventilator that includes some of the most innovative breath-delivery technology available and distinguish the PB980 mechanical ventilator to the PB840 related to ventilator safety, configurability, user interaction, and hardware features.
It’s now time for our TRADE IN proposal, including a 3 years all-inclusive Platinum maintenance program which enables you to move to your Puritan Bennett™ 980 (PB980) ventilator.
† Compared to conventional mechanical ventilation (VC, VC+, PC, PS).