Royal Philips launches new two-in-one life support ventilator in Canada

31 May 2015 (Last Updated May 31st, 2015 18:30)

Royal Philips has launched its new Respironics V680 ventilator for hospital respiratory care at the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists' Annual Conference in Calgary, Alberta.

Respironics V680 Ventilator

Royal Philips has launched its new Respironics V680 ventilator for hospital respiratory care at the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists' Annual Conference in Calgary, Alberta.

Offering invasive and non-invasive ventilation, the system is designed for smoother transition from ventilation to natural breathing that is likely to help enhance patient care.

Claimed to be the first ventilator to combine the Philips gold standard single-limb non-invasive ventilation (NIV) solution with a fully featured, dual-limb system, the device delivers advanced life support for critically ill patients in the intensive care unit.

"Offering invasive and non-invasive ventilation, the system is designed for smoother transition from ventilation to natural breathing that is likely to help enhance patient care."

McMaster University Best Practice clinical educator Thomas Piraino said: "Non-invasive therapy has become the first line of therapy for many patients presenting respiratory distress.

"In my opinion, the BiPAP Vision, and the current V60 have always been the gold standard for the non-invasive treatment of acute respiratory distress.

"The ability to deliver invasive mechanical ventilation for the patient unable to improve or be managed with non-invasive therapy is what makes the V680 ventilator a compelling product for critical care and emergency departments, or as a primary mechanical ventilator in the community hospital setting."

The Respironics V680 ventilator can be modified to suit patient requirements and provides continuous measurements of dynamic resistance, compliance, elastance and plateau pressure in both single and dual-limb invasive and non-invasive modes.

Apart from Canada, the ventilator is available in several European markets and is awaiting 510(k) clearance for launch in the US.

Philips' existing portfolio of patient-centred hospital respiratory care solutions include the Philips Respironics V60, as well as the Philips gold standard hospital dedicated non-invasive ventilator.


Image: Philips Respironics V680 provides patients with reliable, high-performance ventilation. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.