SensorMedics, Yorba Linda, Calif, offers the 3100A high-frequency oscillatory ventilator. The electrically powered and electronically controlled ventilator features an active expiratory phase of the piston diaphragm, and indications include rescue and ventilatory support and treatment of respiratory failure and barotrauma in neonates. The 3100A can support the ventilatory and oxygenation requirements of neonates and older children who are failing conventional ventilation. Digital readouts are provided for frequency, percent inspiratory time, mean airway pressure, and oscillatory pressure amplitude. A bargraph display indicates the relative position and displacement for the oscillating piston. The new 3100A has a more efficient 3-ohm linear motor, 60% quieter noise levels, and a 50% extended scheduled maintenance internal. (800) 520-4368; www.thermoresp.com.
Pulmonetic Systems, Colton, Calif, presents the LTM graphics monitor for the LTV Series ventilators. The slender monitor incorporates a touch screen panel for all control input and customizable configurations. Controls, graphics, patient data, and messages are displayed on the color LCD window. Other features include auto or manual scaling, screen freeze, print functions, historical event log, patient information, date and time, reference breaths, and loops. Clinicians can view patient-ventilator interaction while providing continuous monitoring during all phases of patient care. (909) 783-2280; www.pulmonetic.com.
Respironics, Pittsburgh, introduces a graphics option for its Esprit critical care ventilator. Designed to provide clinicians with immediate, real time feedback to optimize ventilator settings, the new graphic features are accessed through the Esprits existing touch screen graphical user interface. Graphic options are selected from the main graphics screen. Other features include rescale, scrolling, and replotting, which allows users to easily configure settings and displays. The Esprit ventilator delivers both invasive and noninvasive ventilation to patients. (800) 345-6443; www.respironics.com.
Hamilton Medical Inc, Reno, Nev, offers the GALILEO® ventilator, which combines interactive modes of ventilation in one system. Building on the companys proximal airway technology, GALILEOs minimum dead-space flow sensor provides pressure, volume, and flow measurements for small infants. The interface provides clinicians with monitoring, graphics, trending, and fine tuning options to meet individual patient needs. (800) 426-6331; www.hamilton-medical.ch.
Bio-Med Devices, Guilford, Conn, presents the Crossvent 2 (CV-2) neonatal pediatric ventilator. The compact, electronically controlled volume or pressure limited ventilator can be used for transport and intensive care. Two models are available: the CV-2 stand-alone unit and the CV-2i, a smaller version designed to be built into or retrofitted into transport incubators, such as Airborne Life Support and Hill-Rom/Air-Shields incubators. Features include touchscreen controls; seven built-in alarms including pressure, oxygen rate, and exhaled tidal volume; 15-hour battery; automatic alarm settings; pressure support; and the ability to choose between pressure trigger, flow trigger, or continuous flow. (203) 458-0202; www.biomeddevices.com.
Impact Instrumentation Inc, West Caldwell, NJ, offers the Impact Model 754 Uni-Vent Eagle, a portable ventilator that is applicable for pediatric and adult patients. The Uni-Vent Eagle is self-contained and electronically controlled. Features include an internal air/oxygen mixer, internal compressor, internal positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP), internal apnea backup ventilation, internal backup ventilator, and full alarms and graphics package. Other features include electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference suppression to aeromedical standards. The system weighs less than 13 lbs and measures 12 inches high by 9 inches wide by 5 inches deep. Modes of operation include assist control, synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation, continuous positive airway pressure, and pressure plateau; each is available with or without PEEP and with or without Sigh. Ventilator rates are selected from 1 to 150 breaths per minute. Inspiratory times are selected from 0.1 to 3.0 seconds in 0.1-second increments. A universal auto-sensing AC power supply/charger and DC power cord are also included. (973) 882-1212; www.impactinstrumentation.com.
Draeger Medical, Telford, Pa, presents the Savina® for the subacute environment. The ventilator combines the companys open-breathing system with an internal air supply, which is designed to mirror the performance and functionality available in advanced critical care ventilators. Pending 510(k) clearance in the United States. (800) 437-2437; www.draegermedical.com.
Novametrix, Wallingford, Conn, offers NICO®, a cardiopulmonary monitor that uses CO2-Fick for noninvasive cardiac output measurement. By combining airway flow, pressure, volume, and mainstream capnography, NICO measures CO, CI, SV, SVR, VCO2, Vtalv, Vd, and Vd/Vt. NICO parameters provide hemodynamic and ventilation management tools, guiding fluid replacement and weaning protocols. (203) 265-7701; www.novametrix.com.