plc (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products and
recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices,
today announced its Puritan Bennett™ 980 ventilator has received U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance.
Puritan Bennett(TM) 980 ventilator
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The new acute care ventilator from Covidien-designed to be simple, safe
and smart-helps enable patients to breathe more naturally†
through some of the most innovative breath technology available.
The most critical goal of clinicians is to get patients off mechanical
ventilation as soon as possible. The Puritan Bennett 980 ventilator can
help with a range of software capabilities, including Proportional
Assist™* Ventilation Plus (PAV™*+) and Leak Sync software. Proportional
Assist™* Ventilation Plus (PAV™*+) has been shown to help reduce
asynchrony, 1-3 which studies have shown may reduce days on
"We believe mechanical ventilation should be natural enough to enable
patients to breathe on their own more quickly," said James E. Willett,
vice president and general manager, Respiratory Solutions, Covidien.
"The Puritan Bennett 980 ventilator provides clinicians with a simple,
safe and mart way to care for patients."
Patients on mechanical ventilation are often sedated to ease agitation
and help them tolerate breath support and other medical interventions.7
The Puritan Bennett 980 ventilator features advanced synchrony
tools that help clinicians set the ventilator to adapt to their
patients' unique needs and help provide the appropriate level of support
throughout the breath.
The Puritan Bennett 980 ventilator system is for patients ranging from
neonatal to adult. The ventilator system was also approved for
commercial distribution in Japan and Canada and will be available in
those countries and the U.S. in the coming months.
For more information about the Puritan Bennett 980 ventilator, please
†Compared to conventional mechanical ventilation
* Proportional Assist and PAV are registered trademarks of The
University of Manitoba, Canada. Used under license.
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ventilation with load-adjustable gain factors in critically ill
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proportional-assist ventilation with load-adjustable gain factors a
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3. Costa R, Spinazzola G, Cipriani F, et al. A physiologic comparison of
proportional assist ventilation with load-adjustable gain factors (PAV+)
versus pressure support ventilation (PSV). Intensive Care Med.
4. Thille AW, Rodriguez P, Cabello B, Lellouche F, Brochard L.
Patient-ventilator asynchrony during assisted mechanical ventilation.
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5. de Wit M, Miller KB, Green DA, Ostman HE, Gennings C, Epstein SK:
Ineffective triggering predicts increased duration of mechanical
ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2009;37(10):2740-2745.
6. Epstein SK. Optimizing patient-ventilator synchrony. Semin Respir
Crit Care Med. 2001;22(2):137-152.
7. Siegel MD. Management of agitation in the intensive care unit. Clin
Chest Med. 2003;24(4):713-725.
Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates
innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers
value through clinical leadership and excellence. Covidien develops,
manufactures and sells a diverse range of industry-leading medical
device and supply products. With 2013 revenue of $10.2 billion, Covidien
has more than 38,000 employees worldwide in more than 70 countries, and
its products are sold in over 150 countries. Please visit www.covidien.com
to learn more about our business.
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