Covidien has released a new portable ventilator, the Puritan Bennett 540™, that’s designed for longer operational ability, thanks to a new lithium battery. The ventilator’s panel also displays remaining charge time in minutes. This gives providers more predictability when working on battery power as opposed to models that have a percentage based charge meters.
Features according to the company:
At 9.9 pounds, the Puritan Bennett 540 ventilator is compact and light. It comes with a dual bag, making it easy to carry by hand and in a backpack, or to attach to a wheelchair. A car charger and an external battery are also available for the unit, so the ventilator can be charged or used during road travel.
The ventilator also features a quick and reactive flow trigger for patient comfort, minimizing the work of breathing, with the added benefit of the patient being able to set PEEP (positive end expiratory pressure).
* Small and lightweight (6.0” H x 9.25” W x 12.4” D, and 9.9 lbs)
* Pressure and volume ventilation
* Invasive and noninvasive ventilation
* Up to 11 hours*(depending on settings and other factors) of patient mobility (with internal lithium-ion battery)
* Real time battery life indicator
* Integrated low pressure oxygen
* Single- or double-limb breathing circuit
* VTE monitoring with double-limb circuit
* Waveform screens
* Adults and children 5 kg or greater
* Remote alarm capabilities
Product page: Puritan Bennett 540™ Ventilator
Press release: Covidien Announces U.S. Launch of Puritan Bennett 540(TM) Portable Ventilator