Intelligent Ventilation for long-term acute care

  • Small and lightweight
  • All state-of-the-art ventilation modes, including ASV®, noninvasive ventilation, and integrated high flow oxygen therapy
  • High-performance turbine with peak flows of up to 260 l/min 
  • Speak Valve option

The HAMILTON-C1 is a versatile and feature-rich* ventilator in a compact size. It is designed to combine flexibility, ease of use, and maximum mobility with high performance. This makes it an ideal companion for your long-term ventilated patients at the bedside and during intrahospital transport.  

*Not all features are available in all markets

Versatile and specific to LTAC needs

The HAMILTON-C1 is a versatile mechanical ventilator that offers solutions specific to the needs of patients requiring long-term respiratory support.

Speak Valve

  • The optional Speak Valve feature enables the use of conventional speaking valves, such as the Passy Muir PMV 007, in pressure-controlled modes (PCV+, SPONT, PSIMV+)
  • It gives tracheostomized patients a voice and allows them to swallow even while receiving respiratory support from the ventilator
  • Monitoring, triggering, and alarm management have been adjusted accordingly

High flow oxygen therapy

  • With the HAMILTON-C1, you can switch between invasive or noninvasive ventilation and high flow oxygen therapy using the same device and breathing circuit
  • A range of dedicated consumables is available, including nasal cannulas, tracheostomy interfaces, and single or double limb breathing circuit sets
  • The HAMILTON-C1 is compatible with active humidification (HAMILTON-H900), which can be controlled directly from the ventilator
  • It offers constant flow rates, which can be adjusted in intervals of 0.5 liters for flows of up to 12 l/min and 1 liter for flows higher than 12 l/min
  • Drugs can be administered using the integrated pneumatic or the optional Aerogen nebulizer

Integrated tools and modes to support weaning

The HAMILTON-C1 offers integrated tools to help you implement the recommendations of the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians for liberating critically ill adult patients from mechanical ventilation (1, 2, 3). 

Vent Status

The Vent Status panel shows you the readiness-to-wean criteria and indicates when an SBT may be considered. It displays six parameters related to the patient's oxygenation, CO2 elimination, and spontaneous activity. When all values are in the intended zone, the Vent Status panel is framed in green and displays a timer, indicating that spontaneous breathing trials may be be considered. You can define the weaning zone ranges according to the weaning protocol of your institution. 

Adaptive Support Ventilation® (ASV) mode

ASV is an intelligent ventilation mode that continuously adjusts respiratory rate, tidal volume, and inspiratory pressure depending on the patient’s lung mechanics and effort. ASV employs a lung-protective strategy and encouranges the patient to breathe spontaneously within the rules of this strategy.

In ASV mode, the ventilator transitions from pressure-control to pressure-support mode when the patient triggers a breath, and gradually decreases pressure support. ASV is also suitable for spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs), which are among the most commonly used techniques to facilitate weaning from mechanical ventilation. Clinical studies show that ASV shortens the duration of weaning without increasing the number of interventions by the clinician (4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

The all-in-one solution

The HAMILTON-C1 can eliminate the need to use multiple ventilators for patients needing long-term respiratory support. You can use this compact ventilator for:

What our customers have to say about the HAMILTON-C1

Gail Spencer

Senior Respiratory Therapist

BridgePoint Hospital National Harbour, Washington D.C., USA

What surprised me the most about the HAMILTON-C1 was that the battery lasted for four hours. It made it easier to transport the patients without having to bag them and we can even take them outside.

Ricky Williams

Director of Respiratory Therapy

BridgePoint Hospital National Harbour, Washington D.C., USA

A very useful feature of the HAMILTON-C1 is definitely that we can use it as a DuoPAP. When we have to intubate a patient, we don’t have to switch out all the equipment. That is a great plus.

Heather Kelley

RRT, Manager of the Respiratory Care Department

Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital, Houston (TX), USA

We use the HAMILTON-C1 in our long-term acute care population. ASV decreases the time needed to wean. And the mobility of the ventilator allows us to get our patients out of bed and started down the rehab path sooner.


Revision for SW 3.0.x


HAMILTON-C1 LTACH brochure SW 3.0.x

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Technical specifications

HAMILTON-C1 technical specifications SW3.0.x

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