Covidien is launching its new Puritan Bennett 520 ventilator to the European market. The unit weighs 4.5kg, runs on lithium ion batteries, and is meant to be used for patients who need support only part of the day and for mobile applications.
The Puritan Bennett 520 ventilator is compact, lightweight (4.5 kg) and portable. It provides reliable mobile respiratory support for adult and pediatric patients who require mechanical ventilation for portions of the day or night or need transitional ventilator support.Complementing the recently launched Puritan Bennett 560 ventilator, the Puritan Bennett 520 ventilator is designed to maximize freedom and flexibility for patients and caregivers, with a lithium ion battery that provides up to five hours of power.
The Puritan Bennett 520 ventilator has a number of data management capabilities that enable patient compliance tracking and management of patient records. Clinicians and caregivers can use the system’s Puritan Bennett Respiratory Insight software to view, analyze and archive up to 12 months of detailed patient trend data and detailed waveforms. Data can easily be transferred from the ventilator to a clinician’s computer through a USB memory device.
Additional features include:
* A sensitive and adjustable flow trigger to help minimize patient work of breathing (WOB)
* Automatic valve-detection to reduce the risk of inappropriate setting selection by the clinician
* Bacterial filters to reduce the risk of environmental contamination
* Expiratory filtration to help control the spread of viruses and bacteria from patients with infectious diseases.