The user interface on all our ventilators is operated in the same way – independent of the device and whether it is used in the ICU, in the MRI suite, or during transport.
Our Ventilation Cockpit integrates complex data into intuitive visualizations.
A study has shown that numerical and waveform displays do not provide clinicians with the optimal support (
Our Ventilation Cockpit was inspired by aircraft cockpits where complex data is integrated and visualized on large screens.
The Dynamic Lung panel visualizes the monitoring data below in real time. If all values are in a normal range, the panel is framed in green.
The animated diaphragm below the lungs shows patient triggering.
If the integrated IntelliCuff cuff pressure controller is connected and active (
The bronchial tree shows resistance breath by breath relative to the expected values for the patient’s IBW. The color of the bronchial tree shows the relative degree of resistance.The numeric value is also displayed.
The shape of the lungs changes breath by breath with compliance (Cstat) relative to the expected size for the patient’s height. The numeric value is also displayed.
If the SpO2 option (
The Vent Status panel displays six parameters related to the patient’s ventilator dependence, including oxygenation, CO2 elimination, and patient activity.
A floating indicator within the column shows the value for a given parameter breath by breath. When the indicator enters the grey weaning zone, a timer starts, showing how long that value has been in the weaning zone.
When all values are in the weaning zone, the panel is framed in green, indicating that spontaneous breathing trials can be considered.
In my experience the Dynamic Lung is very helpful, because not everybody can always understand the numbers, especially inexperienced therapists. But they can understand the picture.
Clinical Education Coordinator
University Medical Center, Lubbock (TX), USA
The Ventilation Cockpit is a standard feature on all our critical care ventilators.