A ventilator may be defined as any medical device designed to mechanically assists patients in the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide (sometimes referred to as artificial respiration) into and out of the patient's lungs. Basically, the unit provides automated breathing for a someone who is physically unable to breathe on their own or breathing insufficiently. These ventilators typically consist of a breathing system that applies pressure and volume and that includes a flexible tubing adequate for adult patients; they may also include continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) controls. Adult intensive care ventilators are used in critically ill patients with respiratory failure.
"The following definition appears in the glossary of the JCAHO 2009 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual:
Life Support Equipment: Any device used for the purpose of sustaining life and whose failure to perform its primary function, when used according to manufacturer’s instructions and clinical protocol, will lead to patient death in the absence of immediate intervention (examples include ventilators, heart-lung bypass machines).
Defibrillation is a response to life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electricity to the affected heart with a defibrillator. The dose of electricity restores a normal heart rhythm, allowing the heart to continue to function in the patient. Therefore, the Joint Commission considers defibrillators life support equipment.
As it is required that organizations maintain an inventory of all medical equipment or selected medical equipment categorized by physical risk associated with use (including all life support equipment), defibrillators must be included in an organization's medical equipment inventory.
Maintenance activities then must be identified for equipment on the inventory. A maintenance strategy for defibrillators could include a range of activities from a visual inspection of the single-use AED (automatic external defibrillator) to the daily testing of a defibrillator in clinical use settings based on organization policy."
Nellcor Puritan Bennet
750vs (Bear medical systems)
750psv (Bear medical systems)
740 (Nellcor Puritan Bennet)
760 (Nellcor Puritan Bennet)
vela ventilator ( carefusion-viasys healthcare)
avea ventilator (carefusion -viasys healthcare)
savina ventilator (draeger medical)
evita 4 ventilator (draeger medical)
evita xl ventilator (draeger medical)
babylog ventilator (draeger medical)
cardina ventilator (draeger medical)
oxylog ventilator (draeger medical)
versamed ivent(ge healthcare)
event (event medical)
galileo (hamilton medical)
raphel (hamilton medical)
crossvent 2 ventilator (biomed devices)
crossvent 3 ventilator (biomed devices)
crossvent 4 ventilator (biomed devices)
servo 900c (siemens medical)
servo 300 (siemens medical)
servo i (maquet medical)
servo s (maquet medical)
espirit (respironics - philips)
PB 840 (tyco healthcare)
Second Source Parts
Second Source Service
- ↑ Joint Commission. "Defibrillators - Life Support or Non-life Support Equipment." 15 June 2009. http://www.jointcommission.org/mobile/standards_information/jcfaqdetails.aspx?StandardsFAQId=52&StandardsFAQChapterId=64