What impact do Gas Standards have on my Testing Measurements?

Customer feedback has shown us that many measurement errors are caused by a mismatch between the gas standards used by the device under test and the analyzer used for testing. Keep in mind both the devices are measuring the same gas flow but each device can be set to apply an offset to the displayed […]

September 24, 2020
Reliable Breath Detection in Gas Flow Analyzers

A ventilator tester or gas flow analyzer verifies independently settings and monitoring system of a medical ventilator with breath based parameters like inspiration (Pinsp) and expiration (PEEP) pressure, in- and expiratory tidal volumes (Vte, Vti), breath rate (RR) etc. To measure breath based parameters (= Respiratory Parameters) a gas flow analyser has to reliably detect […]

March 2, 2020
Preventive Maintenance of a Ventilator

Ventilators or respirators are devices used to assist patients in ventilating their lungs. There are many things to be done for a ventilator during a Preventive Maintainance check-up, most manufacturers recommend that a PM to be applied every 3 months of use, during which you will be prompted to do some or all of the following:  Inspect for any […]

February 17, 2020
Ventilators: The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

MedWrench recently spoke with Tenacore’s Biomedical Engineer, Charlie Pak, about the importance of preventative maintenance for ventilators. By Tenacore Tenacore shares the importance of keeping ventilators working properly, basic steps to follow for preventative maintenance, and how this preventative maintenance will save costs for health care facilities. Have a question for the expert or want […]

December 4, 2019
Effective Management of Ventilator Technology

The keys to effective ventilator management can be found in procurement, training, and the use of a team approach between RTs, clinicians, and the hospital biotechnology workers who keep the machines up and running. By Chris Hayhurst Theresa Bugbee, a biomedical equipment technician at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, sees each of […]

December 4, 2019
Ventilator Tester

Ventilator Testers are designed to evaluate the function of a ventilator by simulating the normal as well as pathological patient load conditions as would be present when attached to an actual patient. They are designed to be used for both adult and infant ventilators including conventional mechanical ventilation and high frequency ventilators. The tester provides […]

November 21, 2019
Medical Device Manufacturers Require Tighter Leak Test Requirements

Catheters, pacemakers, ventilators and dialysis filters are vastly different products. But, they all have one thing in common: they must be checked for leaks, whether into, or out of, an assembly. Medical devices often form a barrier between fluids or gases that could create dangerous conditions for patients if they were allowed to mix. Some […]

September 19, 2019
New machine to test lung functions available at GHCH

The new lung testing machine at Grays Harbor Community Hospital may look like an isolation tube on the set of a 1950s game show, but it provides potentially life-saving information about the people who venture inside and use it. Called a diagnostic body plethysmograph, it’s located in the hospital’s cardiopulmonary department for lung testing, patients […]

September 13, 2019
Global Test lungs Market Report 2019

HTF MI recently introduced Global Test Lung Market study with in-depth overview, describing about the Product / Industry Scope and elaborates market outlook and status to 2025. The market Study is segmented by key regions which is accelerating the marketization. At present, the market is developing its presence and some of the key players in […]

September 4, 2019
The Advantages of Thermal Flow Meter

Customers require cost-effective and high performance instrumentation to meet their specific requirements. Capillary thermal mass flow meters and controllers have been able to meet these criteria in a broad range of process applications. Thermal mass flow technology measures the flow of gases directly at the molecular level, which makes it an industry standard for mass […]

September 3, 2019
Temperature influence in flow and volume measurement

In mechanical ventilators, the inspiratory and expiratory volume (Vti, Vte) and minute volume (Vi and Ve) must be precisely checked with a gas flow analyzers or a ventilator tester. Ventilator testers, from different manufacturers, can measure flow and volume. However, flow accuracy is strongly temperature dependent and needs to be temperature compensated. This is particularly […]

August 21, 2019
SmartLung Infant helps veterinarians with artificial respiration

Written by Prof Dr Yves Moens, Director Veterinary Nurse SchoolUniversity of Veterinary medicine, A-1210 Vienna Experience is a crucial factor in artificial respiration, and not only for humans; when medically treating animals, it is likewise important to know the different states of a ventilated lung. That’s why Yves Moens, Director of the Animal Care School […]

July 1, 2019