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.
It has an optional compressor, an internal air–oxygen blender, and a gas outlet port that will power a nebulizer during inspiration.
The Wave uses 100–110 V AC at 60 Hz to power the control circuitry.
The pneumatic circuit operates on external compressed gas sources (i.e., air and oxygen) at 40–70 psig.
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.
The Wave controls inspiratory pressure for all spontaneous breaths and for mandatory breaths whenever the peak...
KeywordsPressure Support Peak Inspiratory Pressure Inspiratory Time Inspiratory Flow Rate Baseline Pressure
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