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?
Compare the two so you can understand some important differences and 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:
This information can help you create your evaluation checklist.
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.
Clinicians tell us that configurability is a top priority. The Puritan Bennett™ 980 mechanical ventilator touch screen works like a smartphone, offering the ability to swipe, tap, drag and drop, touch and hold, pull out, pull down, and the hot link is designed to simplify configuration and use. The Puritan Bennett™ 840 offers fewer options for selecting views, it’s not configurable, and it doesn’t provide data monitoring or graphics.
An interface design can either speed up or slow down workflow. The Puritan Bennett™ 980 ventilator has automated tools for tasks like changing presets — which are designed to help save clinician time.
The Puritan Bennett™ 980 mechanical ventilators offer numerous improvements on physical design. Some examples of enhancements include:
There are many factors that distinguish the Puritan Bennett™ mechanical ventilator 980 to the Puritan Bennett™ 840 in regard to ventilator safety, configurability, user interaction, and hardware features. The Puritan Bennett™ 840 and 980 mechanical ventilation systems are designed to promote more natural breathing† — and help improve patient comfort.1
Gary Milne is the Global Clinical Marketing Director of Ventilation.
† Compared to conventional mechanical ventilation (VC, VC+, PC, PS).
1. Grasso S, Puntillo F, Mascia L, et al. Compensation for increase in respiratory workload during mechanical ventilation. Pressure-support versus proportional-assist ventilation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2000;161(3 Pt 1):819–26.