Newport Wave

  • Robert L. Chatburn
  • Teresa A. Volsko
  1. I.
    1. A.

      The Wave ventilator (Newport Medical Instruments, Newport Beach, CA) is a pressure or flow controller that may be pressure-, time-, or manually triggered; pressure- or flow-targeted; and pressure-, flow-, or time-cycled.

    2. B.

      It has an optional compressor, an internal air–oxygen blender, and a gas outlet port that will power a nebulizer during inspiration.

  2. II.
    1. A.

      The Wave uses 100–110 V AC at 60 Hz to power the control circuitry.

    2. B.

      The pneumatic circuit operates on external compressed gas sources (i.e., air and oxygen) at 40–70 psig.

    3. C.

      The operator may input the mode of ventilation; pressure-triggering, inspiratory pressure target, and pressure-cycling thresholds (for high pressure alarm); PEEP/CPAP; peak inspiratory flow rate; inspiratory time; ventilatory frequency; bias flow; and FiO2.

  3. III.
    Control scheme
    1. A.
      Control variables
      1. 1.

        The Wave controls inspiratory pressure for all spontaneous breaths and for mandatory breaths whenever the peak...


Pressure Support Peak Inspiratory Pressure Inspiratory Time Inspiratory Flow Rate Baseline Pressure 
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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cleveland Clinic, Respiratory InstituteClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Respiratory Care and Polysomnography ProgramsYoungstown State UniversityYoungstownUSA

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