Author: Hamilton Medical

Date of first publication: 11.09.2017

In conventional ventilation modes, the clinician sets ventilator controls such as tidal volume, respiratory rate, and expiratory and inspiratory time to achieve clinical targets, including a certain level of oxygenation and alveolar ventilation for the patient.

What is set by the clinician?

With INTELLiVENT-ASV​ (Not available in the US and some other marketsA​), the clinician simply sets the patient's gender and height (to calculate ideal body weight), as well as the PetCO2 and SpO2 targets for that patient. The clinician can also select the patient's clinical condition (normal lungs, acute respiratory distress syndrome ARDS, chronic hypercapnia, or brain injury) to determine the appropriate default target ranges for PetCO2 and SpO2. These target ranges can always be manually adjusted based on clinical judgment.

What does INTELLiVENT-ASV do?

INTELLiVENT-ASV then automatically selects the ventilator settings in order to reach these targets, taking into account the physiologic inputs from the patient (PetCO2, SpO2, lung mechanics, spontaneous breaths). It also manages the transition from passive to spontaneous breathing ventilation and has integrated tools to promote early, automated weaning. Quick Wean progressively decreases pressure support, screens the readiness-to-wean criteria, and provides an operator-configurable weaning protocol. It can also be set to conduct fully controlled spontaneous breathing trials (SBT).

Watch the video available below to see how it works.



  • A. Not available in the US and some other markets


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