Areas of use of VENTIlogic LS Portable Ventilator (with mask) – Löwenstein
- For treatment of adults and children starting with 50 ml tidal volume and 5 kg body weight
- Invasive and non-invasive ventilation
- In hospital and at home
- Stationary and mobile
Features of VENTIlogic LS Portable Ventilator (with mask) – Löwenstein
- With 9 hours of battery power (internal rechargeable battery and optional replaceable battery have a capacity of 4.5 hours each), the devices can adapt to any change of location.
- You can concentrate completely on therapy without any stress.
- Leakage is reliably compensated for in volume and pressure controlled modes. The high-performance blower ensures continuous patient care in mobile use and difficult ventilation situations, even with imprecise fit of patient interface.
- The integrated cough support is easy to use and requires no change of masks. The patient himself or a nurse can activate the function.
Specifications of VENTIlogic LS Portable Ventilator (with mask) – Löwenstein
|Product class as per directive 93/42/EEC||II b|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||240 x 153 x 340 mm|
|Weight without replaceable battery||5.9 kg|
|Weight with replaceable battery||6.5 kg|
|Temperature range Operation||+5 °C to +35 °C|
|Storage||-40 °C to +70 °C|
|Air pressure range||600 – 1100 hPa (below 700 hPa leakage is to be kept low. Gradually, the device may not be able to compensate for high ventilation pressures)|
|Electrical connections||110 – 230 V AC, 50 – 60 Hz|
Tolerance -20%, +10%
|Operation||0,35 A 0,8 A|
|Standby||0,05 A 0,13 A|
|Maximum power consumption||120 W|
|Switching capacity Remote alarm connection||60 V DC/2A; 42 V AC/2A|
|Battery capacity (internal)||4.5 hours replaceable/rechargeable battery|
|Protection from electric shock||Protection class II|
|Degree of protection from electric shock||Type BF|
|Time required to charge battery||about 6 hours per battery|
|Leakage modes in both devices||CPAP, S, ST, T, MPVp, MPVv|
|Valve ventilation modes in both devices||PSV, PCV, aPCV, SIMV, MPVp, MPVv, VCV, aVCV|
|Special therapeutic functions||AirTrap Control, LIAM, Trigger lockout, Volume compensation, Expiratory pressure ramp, Mouthpiece ventilation, three ventilation programs|
|IPAP pressure range||6 to 40 hPa (leakage circuit), 4 to 40 hPa (valve system)|
|PEEP/EPAP||4 to 20 hPa (leakage circuit)|
|Pressure range||0 to 20 hPa (valve system)|
|CPAP pressure range||4 to 20 hPa (leakage circuit)|
|Tidal volume||50 – 3000 ml|
|Respiratory rate||5 to 45 bpm|
|Accuracy||± 0.2 bpm|
|Inspiration time||15% to 67% of breathing period|
|Trigger level||adjustable in 8 stages for inspiration and 14 stages for exhalation (from 5 % to 95 % of maximum flow), can be switched off for exhalation in ST mode|
1. How portable is a ventilator?
Ans: Portable ventilators have internal batteries, which means you can unplug and receive the same breathing support while moving around your home, going out, or traveling. Ventilators come with travel bags that can hook onto the back of your wheelchair. Ventilators weigh anywhere from seven to 18 pounds.
Battery life for ventilators ranges from 6 to 8 hours, depending on which device you have. If you need more time, you can purchase additional batteries for backup. You can also connect your ventilator into the battery of your wheelchair or use an adapter to plug it into a cigarette lighter.
2. When Should I Get a ventilator?
Ans: Because most people with ALS first experience breathing difficulties when lying down, it is common to rent a bilevel machine before getting a portable ventilator. But once you also need breathing support during the day, your neurologist will prescribe a portable ventilator.
Your ALS Clinic team or neurologist will monitor your breathing every visit and let you know when you qualify for a portable ventilator.
3. What is the difference between a portable ventilator and ICU ventilator?
Ans: An ICU Ventilator is a complex device used for various requirements by the respiratory therapist and doctors in the ICU. Portable ventilators are mostly similar to ICU Ventilators used in home or transport areas, but it has to be given on a trial period before moving the patient as it generally requires some control and settings from the doctors.
4. How long does a portable ventilator last?
Ans: Typically portable ventilators last around 12-14 hours varying with manufacturers specifications.