Two-in-one critical care ventilator

The V680 ventilator for hospital respiratory care, offering both invasive and non-invasive ventilation, is designed for smoother transition from ventilation to natural breathing and helps enhance patient care and minimize ventilator-associated infection rates. It has been developed in partnership with physicians, leading to customized technology that can be simply and quickly adjusted to respond to patient needs. The goal is to speed the time to non-invasive ventilation, ultimately reducing hospital stays and the associated cost burden. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has become a standard of care for the management of acute respiratory failure, but there is a risk of leaks around the mask that may interfere with ventilator performance. As a result, patient-ventilator asynchrony, defined as a mismatch between the patient’s inspiratory time and the ventilator insufflation time, occurs in nearly 25 per cent of intubated patients. These high rates of asynchrony are associated with a higher incidence of weaning failure and tracheostomy, prolonged mechanical ventilation, fatigue, increased sedation needs and longer hospital stays.  A recent study to compare patient-ventilator synchrony during NIV between ICU, transport and dedicated NIV ventilators, found the use of a NIV ventilator on critically ill patients led to a significant decrease in the incidence of patient-ventilator asynchrony.  Moreover, dedicated NIV ventilators exhibited more standardized behaviour during the investigation, with an ability to avoid auto-triggering or delayed cycling while keeping a short triggering delay despite the presence of leaks.  The Philips V680 Ventilator is launched in several European markets. US launch is pending 510(k) clearance.

Supplier: Philips Medical Systems

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