New & Used Ventilator, Portable

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Ventilator, Portable may also be referred to as :

Ventilator, Volume, Portable | Ventilator, Volume | Positive Pressure Ventilator | Respirator | Time-Cycled Ventilator | Ventilator, Continuous | Ventilator, Home Care, Portable | Ventilator, Pressure-Cycled | Ventilator, Time-Cycled | Portable Ventilator | Portable Respirator | Intermittent Positive-Pressure Breathing Unit | Home Care Ventilator | Home Care Respirator | Continuous Ventilator

Tips for buying Ventilator, Portable

  1. Portable ventilators should monitor the following: airway pressure, respiratory rate, I:E ratio, and minute volume.
  2. The portable ventilator units should provide controls for the following: FiO2, PEEP/CPAP, tidal volume, pressure level, respiratory rate, I:E ratio, pressure support, sensitivity, and pressure limit.
  3. Portable ventilators (also known as intermittent positive-pressure breathing units) should be able to operate in a variety of conditions. They also should not be affected by electromagnetic interference and electrostatic discharge. The ventilator and breathing circuit should not be excessively noisy or distracting.
  4. All controls on the home care ventilator should be visible and clearly identified, with simple functions. The design should prevent misinterpretation of displays and control settings. Controls should be protected against accidental setting changes and sealed against fluid penetration. Fluid spills should not affect patient and operator safety, as well as system performance.
  5. Portable respirator visual and audible alarms, which are distinct and easily identified, should alert for peak inspiratory pressure, low CPAP/PEEP, respiratory rate, gas supply loss, low battery, and power failure.
  6. Even in cases where the alarm volume is adjustable, users should not be able to turn the volume down so low that the alarm is not heard. If the alarm condition is not corrected, the alarm-silencing feature must reactivate automatically. If an alarm is silenced, a visual display should clearly indicate which portable respirator alarm is disabled.
  7. Visual indicators are recommended for home care respirator units offering additional modes, such as SIMV. These indicators should identify when the portable ventilator senses a breathing effort and what type of breath the patient receives.
  8. When the portable ventilator is switched from line to battery power and from an external to an internal battery, audible and visual alarms should activate. The home care ventilator unit should also have a low internal battery alarm.
  9. Portable ventilator alarms should use different audible tones and visual indicators to identify the priority of the alarm. It should not be allowed to disable visual indicators.
  10. A major factor for facilities to consider is the ease of use and transportation of the portable ventilator. Home care respirators should be easy to operate, especially in emergencies. Portable ventilators should be small and lightweight, resist tipping over, and easy to mount in different orientations.
  11. Mounting is an important issue, especially when the portable ventilator unit goes on the back of a wheelchair, because users may need to position the home care ventilator in different orientations to gain access to the controls, to prevent it from aspirating battery fumes, or to accommodate space constraints.
  12. Several wheelchair trays are available from wheelchair manufacturers; they can also be custom built.
  13. Manufacturers offer a cable to operate the portable respirator from a car's cigarette lighter jack or another accessory power jack, to prevent the batteries from being depleted while the patient is traveling long distances by car.
  14. All the controls of the portable ventilator device should be on one face. The labels and displays should be clear and visible, even in dim lighting and from different angles and should resist damage from liquid disinfectants and normal wear. The intermittent positive-pressure breathing unit controls should be protected against accidental settings, which is vital around young children. Some of these protection methods include: locating the controls behind a door, having the controls locked unless an UNLOCK membrane switch is pressed, or using a clear plastic cover that can be placed over the controls.
  15. The line cord, which is needed to recharge the portable ventilator's battery or to operate it if the battery becomes depleted, should be secured to the portable respirator, but easily removed for replacement.
  16. Users can augment the integral airway-pressure monitor by using additional monitors. At home, though, they are used sparingly because their cost is not always reimbursable.
  17. It is recommended to have power surge protectors, especially if the portable ventilator is used in an area that experiences frequent power surges or thunderstorms.
  18. A detailed user's manual should accompany the intermittent positive-pressure breathing units, providing sufficient information for clinicians, users, and caregivers. Skilled technicians should be able to easily servicing the system.
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