Traditional respiratory mechanics maneuvers to assess lung health and determine readiness for weaning require disconnecting the ventilator circuit, potentially increasing the risk of circuit contamination.
The Puritan Bennett™ Respiratory Mechanics software offers an alternative to traditional maneuvers. Its maneuvers assess vital capacity, negative inspiratory force and respiratory drive (P0.1) without disconnecting the circuit or using outside equipment.
Clinicians can quickly assess patient respiratory therapy needs based on these measurements, while avoiding the probability of cross-contamination and risk of infection because there is no need to disconnect the breathing circuit during the automated measurements.
Puritan Bennett™ Respiratory Mechanics software makes it easy to assess and rapidly make any necessary changes in a patient’s respiratory therapy. The software provides coached respiratory maneuvers such as negative inspiratory force (NIF) and vital capacity (VC). The Respiratory Mechanics software data, including occlusion pressure, can help clinicians determine if a patient is ready to be weaned.
Our Respiratory Mechanics software calculates and displays clinical indicators that may be useful in assessing the patient’s current respiratory status. The calculations displayed are listed below.