Addressing critical issues in the care and safety of neonates

With their fragile lungs, neonates have special ventilation needs that are addressed by the Puritan Bennett™ NeoMode 2.0 software for the Puritan Bennett™ 980 ventilator. This software helps clinicians provide safe ventilatory support to neonates weighing as little as 300 grams.

The NeoMode 2.0 software was developed to address the issues most critical to the care and safety of neonates. It’s designed to provide accurate breath delivery, responsive triggering, customizable elevated oxygen for procedures, effective alarm management and automatic leak compensation with the Puritan Bennett™ Leak Sync software.


With its solutions and settings designed for small lungs, the Puritan Bennett™ NeoMode 2.0 software offers a full spectrum of functionality that helps clinicians effectively ventilate neonatal patients.

This software includes features that allow clinicians to:

  • Set a tidal volume as small as 2 mL for neonatal patients weighing as little as 0.3 kg and up to 7 kg
  • Adjust the predicted body weight (PBW) setting without disconnecting the patient or interrupting ventilation
  • Customize temporary increases in FiO2 in 1% increments
  • Deliver effective noninvasive ventilation
  • Adjust tidal volume in increments as small as 0.1 mL, when ventilating with volumes between 2 mL and 5 mL
  • Accurately measure proximal volume, flow and pressure in mechanically ventilated patients with the proximal flow sensor
  • Monitor ml/kg, C20/C and Tau

The NeoMode 2.0 software also enables responsive breath triggering by allowing clinicians to adjust the flow sensitivity from 0.1 to 10 L/min.

Order Information
Order Code Description Unit of Measure Quantity
10051492 NeoMode 2.0 Option, without Expiratory Filter Plate (includes Leak Comp Option) Each 1
10051460 Neonatal Software includes Neomode 2.0, Leak Compensation, Neo Lockout Each 1
Expiratory sensitivity (ESENS)
Range 1% to 80%
New patient value 25%
Flow pattern
Range square or descending ramp
New patient value descending ramp
Range 0.3 to 7.0 kg (0.66 to 15.4 lbs)
New patient value 3.0 kg (6.6 lbs)
Resolution 0.01 kg for weights < 1 kg
  0.1 kg for weights ≥ 1 kg and < 10 kg
  1 kg for weights ≥ 10 kg
Inspiratory time (TI)
Range 0.2s to 8s
Resolution 0.01s for PC or VC+ breaths
  0.02s for VC breaths
Mandatory breath type
Range volume control (VC) or pressure control (PC)
New patient value PC
Peak flow (V̇MAX)
Range 1.0 to 30 L/min
New patient value based on PBW
Resolution 0.1 L/min for values < 20 L/min (BTPS)
  1 L/min for values ≥ 20 L/min (BTPS)
Respiratory rate (f)  
Range 1.0 to 150 breaths per minute
New patient value 20 breaths per minute
Resolution 0.1 for 1.0 to 9.9 breaths per minute
  1 for 10 to 150 breaths per minute
Spontaneous breath type
Range pressure supported (PS) or not pressure supported (none)
New patient value PS
Tidal volume (VT)
Range 2 to 315 mL
Resolution 0.1 for 2 to 5 mL
  1 for 5 to <100 mL
Trigger type
Range flow (V̇TRIG) only
New patient value TRIG
Interface type
Full face masks
Nasal masks
Neonatal nasal prongs
Endotracheal tubes
Tracheostomy tubes
The NeoMode 2.0 software complies with the requirements of these standards IEC 60601-1 (EN 60601-1), IEC 60601-2-12, EN 794-1, UL 2601-1, CSA C22.2 M601.1 and EN 1441