oa Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal - Evaluation of accurate tidal volume as displayed on the Avea™ ventilator using predetermined neonatal ventilator settings

Volume 17 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1684-498X



Tidal volumes were evaluated on Avea™ ventilators to establish and develop a set of parameters that could be used for quality control and verification of accuracy. Thirty Avea™ ventilators, three (3) flow sensors and two different test lungs were connected respectively and set to generally used neonatal ventilator settings. Tidal volumes were measured for all thirty ventilators. No significant differences were found between the mean tidal volumes measured for both test lungs. (p=0.1856). The study concluded that the mean tidal volumes calculated could be used as a quality control for the Avea™ ventilator and its dedicated proximal flow sensor.

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