New forum about ventilation... as technology improve, so does ventilation..... and this is what this new thread is for!
So what is E sense in the new Bennett 820?
What is its clinical use?
In what situation, do u change it?
How much do u change it?
How to evaluate the changes?
Apr 28, '03
Sorry to be so "upfront" but the problem is that EVERY ventilator on the market at perent has it's own terminology with regards to how it delivers/senses breaths and each one claims to be superior.
Some places and vetilators refer to a patient on 5 of PEEP and 10 of Pressure Support as being on PSV (Pressure Support Ventilation) while another will say the patient is on CPAP (Continuous Positve Airways Pressure) ventilation and still other units/ventilators will refer to it as SMV (spontaneous mode ventilation). ALL describe essentially the same ventilation.
Some of the reason for discrepancy is copyrighting of the terminolgy by companies. Some of the reason is because the mechanics and or softare driving the breath parameter is different even though the breath delivery is essentially the same.
It becames hideously difficult to distinguish between features on ventilators and confusing - especially to newbies - as to what means which. The only recourse is to read the manual and/or ring up the company and watch how YOUR patients react to the parameter.
Having "vented" (Ooops no pun intended) - I am interested in this thread and will be watching for all replies.
Last edit by gwenith on Apr 28, '03