Search Results for Ventilator Testing

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

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