Setting up the ventilator for use
Using the ventilator
Always check the status of the oxygen cylinders before using the
ventilator during transport.
To reduce the risk of power failure to the ventilator, pay close attention to
the battery's charge level. The battery's operation time is approximate and
is affected by ventilator settings, discharge and recharge cycles, battery
age, and ambient temperature. Battery charge is reduced at low ambient
temperatures or in situations where the alarm is continuously sounding.
The V60 Ventilator requires a pressurized oxygen supply that provides a
minimum flow of 175 SLPM. Do not use any devices such as valves,
hoses, Grab n' Go regulators or other brands of combined cylinder/
regulators that limit supply of oxygen flow below 175 SLPM.
Do not leave the ventilator unattended when stationed on an incline.
Do the following to conserve oxygen during transport with the ventilator.
Make sure all cylinders are full (13,790 kPa/2000 psig or more).
Make sure the cylinder regulators are turned off while the ventilator is
connected to wall oxygen.
Never turn the cylinder regulator on until you are ready to begin
Only turn one cylinder regulator on at a time. If you turn on both
cylinders, they may become depleted simultaneously, leaving you with
no backup oxygen.
Whenever possible, reduce the O
Minimize all inadvertent leaks. Tighten masks prior to transport, and
loosen up when patient is back on wall oxygen.
Avoid using masks that have an exhalation port built into the mask
when there is already an exhalation port in the circuit.
Be aware that oxygen is more rapidly depleted at higher leak rates (see
Respironics V60 Ventilator User Manual
setting before transport.
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