P A T I E N T Instructions for Use
T H E B R E AT H E N I O V T M V E N T I L AT I O N S Y S T E M
Breathe Technologies, Inc.
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Irvine, CA 92618 USA
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United States: 1-877-698-1326
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PL-50-0037-E
© 2012. NIOV is a trademark of Breathe Technologies, Inc.
P r o duct W arranty
Welcome
WA R R AN TY
This manual provides detailed information
about the Breathe Non-Invasive Open
Ventilation (NIOV) System and step-by-step
instructions for using its features.
Breathe Technologies, Inc. warrants that the Breathe Non-Invasive Open Ventilator (NIOV™)
is free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of
shipment.
Patient interface, accessories and other associated parts are warranted for ninety (90) days from
date of shipment.
Breathe Technologies, Inc. will, at its option, either repair, replace, or issue credit for products that
prove to be defective during the warranty period.
For warranty service or repair, the product must be returned to Breathe Technologies, Inc. or a
service facility designated by Breathe Technologies, Inc. shipping prepaid by the Buyer.
L IMITATION OF WARRANT Y
Ordinary maintenance, as specified in this Instructions for Use and the Service Manual, is not
covered under the forgoing warranty.
The forgoing warranty does not apply to defects resulting from:
1. Improper or inadequate maintenance of the unit.
2. Improper use or misuse of the unit.
3. Unauthorized modifications or repairs to the unit.
4. Use of the unit with unauthorized accessories, e.g, external battery or AC adapter.
Chapter 1: Introduction includes critical
information that must be read before using
the system:
Indications for Use outlines who
can typically benefit from using the
ventilation system.
Safety Information lists precautions
that must be taken to ensure safe
operation of the ventilation system.
Chapter 2: System Overview gives an
overview of the ventilation system’s
features.
Chapter 3: Using the Ventilation System
describes the six basic tasks that you will
perform when using the system:
• Check the battery charge.
• Connect and turn on an oxygen supply.
5. Operation of the unit outside the specified environment.
• Connect and wear the Breathe NIOV
Pillows Interface.
N O IMPLIED WARRANTIES
• Attach the ventilator.
This warranty is exclusive. There are no other warranties expressed or implied.
• Turn on the ventilator and choose an
activity setting.
• Adjust the trigger sensitivity.
L IMITATION OF LIABILITY
Breathe Technologies, Inc. shall not be liable for loss of profits, loss of use, consequential
damages, or any other claim based on breach of warranty. Breathe Technologies, Inc.’s liability for
damages of any kind shall be limited to the purchase price of the defective unit.
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Chapter 5: Setup and Care describes
procedures for defining ventilator system
settings and for caring for the system.
Chapter 6: Icons provides a reference chart
for the symbols used.
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find information you
need and alert you to potential hazards, the
following symbols and conventions are used
throughout this manual:
This
Means this
WARNING: Indicates hazards that,
if not avoided, may cause severe
injury or death.
CAUTION: Indicates hazards that,
if not avoided, may result in minor
or moderate injury, or damage
to or impaired performance of
equipment.
TIP: Indicates tips or additional
information that may be helpful
when using the ventilation
system.
The names of menu items and buttons
displayed on the ventilator touch screen are
indicated with bold text. For example, the
Menu screen has several buttons, including
Home Screen, Settings, and Information.
Chapter 4: Alarms and Troubleshooting
describes how alarms are displayed and
gives information on what triggers them
and how to clear them.
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C o nt e nts
The information contained in this document is of a proprietary and confidential nature and
is intended only for the persons to whom it is directly transmitted by Breathe Technologies,
Inc. No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means,
electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, for any purpose without the
express written permission of Breathe Technologies, Inc.
Chapter 1: Introduction_________________ 1
Chapter 4: Alarms and Troubleshooting_22
Indications for Use_______________________ 2
Audio Alarm Sounds____________________23
Patient Participation______________________ 2
Alarm Message Display_________________23
This document corresponds to the version/revision level effective at the time of delivery.
Revisions to documentation are not automatically distributed. Please contact Breathe
Technologies to order current revisions.
Safety Information_______________________ 3
Active Alarms Window__________________24
NIOV™ and Breathe. Move. Live.™ are trademarks of Breathe Technologies, Inc. For applicable
US and Foreign Patent Coverage, see www.breathetechnologies.com/patents. All other products
or services mentioned in this manual are identified by the trademark or service marks of their
respective companies or organizations. Breathe Technologies, Inc. disclaims any responsibility
for specifying which marks are owned by which companies or organizations.
Ventilation System Components___________ 5
Ventilator Features_______________________ 6
Chapter 5: Setup and Care_____________31
CAUTION: Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
Turning the Ventilator On and Off__________ 8
Changing Ventilator Settings_____________32
Touch Screen Features___________________ 9
Setting Time and Date___________________33
Touch Screen Energy-Save Mode_________10
Setting Vibration Mode__________________34
The Breathe NIOV Ventilator contains electrical components that must be disposed of
according to the guidelines of the WEEE Directive (Waste in Electrical and Electronic
Equipment), Directive 2002/96/EC. Follow local regulations when disposing the
ventilator.
Breathe NIOV Ventilation System
Patient Instructions for Use
Copyright © 2012 by Breathe Technologies, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Technical Support and Customer Service
United States: 1-877-698-1326
Chapter 2: System Overview____________ 4
Breathe Pillows Interface_________________ 6
Chapter 3: Using the Ventilation
System_______________________________11
Silencing and Clearing Alarms Summary___25
NIOV Ventilation System Alarms__________26
Additional Troubleshooting Situations______28
Setting Audio Loudness_________________35
Adjusting Screen Brightness_____________36
Step 1. Check the Battery Charge_________12
Viewing Software Version Information_____37
Step 2. Connect and Turn on an
Oxygen Supply_________________________13
Caring for the NIOV Ventilation System____37
Step 3. Connect and Wear the
Pillows Interface________________________16
Oxygen Supply Information______________41
Step 4. Attach the Ventilator_____________19
Chapter 6: Icons_______________________43
Step 5. Turn On the Ventilator and
Choose an Activity Setting_______________19
Index_________________________________47
Battery Retraining and Replacement______41
Step 6. Adjust the Trigger Sensitivity______20
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C h a p ter
In t ro d uct ion
This section includes the critical information that must be read
before using the system.
Indications for Use
Clinical Considerations for Use
Patient Participation
Safety Information
I ndicatio ns f o r U s e
Pati ent Participation
The NIOV Ventilator, with accessories, is
a volume assist ventilator intended to aid
adult patients with respiratory insufficiency.
It is designed for patients that are capable
of spontaneously breathing a minimum
tidal volume of 3.5 ml/kg of predicted
body weight. The device is designed for
continuous applications such as patient
ambulation, physical therapy, occupational
therapy, respiratory therapy, and other
rehabilitation efforts in an institutional or
home care environment. The device is
intended for operation by trained personnel,
patients or their caregivers under the
direction of a physician.
The use of the NIOV Ventilation System
requires moderate patient participation,
and therefore the patient must be able to
understand and comply with instructions.
WARNING: Use the NIOV Ventilation
System only for patients who meet the
indications for use. If the ventilation
system is used for patients that do not meet
the ventilation system indications for use,
patients may not receive appropriate respiratory
therapy.
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1 I ntr o ducti o n
S af ety Information
Before using the NIOV Ventilation System,
you must be appropriately trained and must
fully understand potential safety hazards.
Read the following safety warnings and
cautions in their entirety before using the
ventilation system. Additional warnings
and cautions can be found throughout this
manual.
WARNING: The NIOV Ventilation
System is not designed for patients
who cannot spontaneously breathe or
who are fully dependent on mechanical
ventilation.
Failure to read the manual may result in
product misuse, which may cause equipment
damage or patient mistreatment.
If the NIOV Ventilation System is not
functioning correctly, you may not receive
appropriate respiratory therapy. Always have an
alternate means of oxygen therapy available.
Do not allow smoking near oxygen sources or
near the ventilator and do not place oxygen
sources or the ventilator near any source of
direct heat because flammable materials burn
more readily in the presence of oxygen.
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If the NIOV Ventilation System is not
functioning correctly, use your standard
oxygen therapy and contact your health
care provider.
CAUTION: Do not use the NIOV
Ventilation System in magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI) environments.
MRI equipment may cause electronic
components in the ventilator to malfunction.
Do not submerge the ventilator in liquids
or pour liquids on it. Liquids may cause
components in the ventilator to malfunction.
Do not eat, drink, or chew gum while using the
ventilator. Food or liquids that make contact
with the ventilator may cause components in
the ventilator to malfunction. Eating, drinking,
or chewing gum may also increase the risk of
choking.
When the ventilator is in use, keep it in a
well-ventilated area to prevent it from
overheating. The ventilator may overheat
and be permanently damaged if it is used
in an area that is not well ventilated.
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C ha p t e r
S YS TEM OVERVIEW
This section describes the basic parts and functions of the
NIOV Ventilation System.
Ventilation System Components
Breathe Pillows Interface
Ventilator Features
Turning the Ventilator On and Off
Touch Screen Features
Touch Screen Energy-Save Mode
2 System
Overview
V e ntil ation S yst em Com p o n e nts
The NIOV Ventilation System is an ultra-lightweight, wearable, system designed to improve
breathing by providing increased ventilation to adult respiratory patients when they need it. Because
of the system’s portability, patients have greater mobility and can move about freely and easily.
The NIOV Ventilation System consists of the ventilator, Breathe Pillows Interface, oxygen hose,
battery charger, purge tube, and belt clip. The ventilation system is intended for use by patients
in the home or institutional setting.
Note: The ventilation system does not include an oxygen cylinder. Shipping configurations may vary
based on order.
TIP: The ventilator is shipped in a specially designed, protective box. Do not throw away the box.
Keep it for future transportation needs.
1 Purge tube
2 Oxygen cylinder
(not included)
3 Oxygen regulator
4 Oxygen supply
hose
5 Ventilator
6 Belt clip
7 Pillows
Interface
(shipped
separately)
8 Battery
charger
B r e at h e Pi l lo ws
I nterfac e
The Breathe Pillows Interface for use
with the ventilator is not included with
the ventilation system components and is
shipped separately. For instructions on how
to fit, adjust, and connect the interface, see
the section Using the NIOV Ventilation
System in this manual and refer to the
Breathe Pillows Interface Quick Start guide
included with each interface.
V e nti l ator Fe ature s
The following illustrations identify the
ventilator buttons and connections.
WARNING: Use the NIOV Ventilation
System only with the Pillows Interface.
If the ventilation system is used with
another manufacturer’s interface, the ventilator
may not function correctly and you may not
receive appropriate respiratory therapy.
CAUTION: Use a Pillows Interface for a
maximum of 30 days. If an interface is
used for more than 30 days, its
performance may degrade and you may not
receive adequate respiratory therapy.
Do not use a Pillows Interface that is cracked,
odorous, broken, or kinked. If a damaged
interface is used, you may not receive adequate
respiratory therapy.
1 Touch screen
2 Activity buttons
3 Power button
4 Power light
5 Speaker
6 Backup alarm buzzer
7 Breath indicator light
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2 System
Overview
Activity and Power Buttons
Low Activity button
Medium Activity button
WARNING: Do not cover the ventilator
speaker or backup alarm buzzer with
tape or any other object. Covering the
ventilator speaker or buzzer may make it
difficult for a patient to hear alarms, which
may result in inadequate respiratory therapy.
T urning t h e V e nti l ato r
On and Off
High Activity button
1Green power light is on.
Power button
1 Power button
• To turn the ventilator on, press the Power
button.
Top End of Ventilator
1 Battery charger connection
2 Alarm Silence button
3 Not used
Bottom End of Ventilator
1 Interface port
• To turn the ventilator off, press the Power
button for approximately three seconds.
Turn On Sequence
When you turn on the ventilator, the green
power light is illuminated. The ventilator
performs a self test. During the test, all
indicator lights should briefly flash and an
audible alarm should briefly sound. This self
test can take up to 15 seconds to complete.
If you do not hear an audible alarm when you
turn on the ventilator, contact your health
care provider.
2 Test screen is displayed. (The software
version in this screen is for illustration
purposes only.)
2 Oxygen supply connection
3 Home screen is displayed without data.
4 When the Home screen is displayed, the
touch screen is ready to use.
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2 System
Overview
Touc h Screen Featur e s
Menu Screen
Use the Menu screen to go to the Settings
menu, get information about the software
version of the ventilator and ventilator use, or
go back to the Home screen.
The NIOV Ventilation System uses a
touch screen for setting up the ventilator,
monitoring patient data, and displaying alarm
information. To use the touch screen, simply
touch a screen button or an area of the
screen you want to make active. An audible
“click” indicates the feature you touch is
activated.
Moving Between the Home Screen and
Menu Screen
To get to the Menu screen, on any ventilator
screen, touch the Wrench button.
There are two main ventilator screens: the
Home screen and the Menu screen.
Home Screen
When you turn on the ventilator, after it
completes a self test, the touch screen
displays the Home screen. After the oxygen
supply is connected and the patient is
wearing the Pillows Interface, when you
press a ventilator Activity button, the Home
screen displays patient oxygen flow rate and
breath rate.
The following illustration shows the buttons,
icons, and information displayed on the
Home screen.
1 Touch the Wrench button to go to the
Menu screen.
2 Current Activity icon and augmentation
volume.
3 Touch the Flip button to flip the screen
180°.
4 Current breaths per minute (BPM).
5 Average oxygen flow in liters per minute,
based on activity setting and patient’s
current breath rate.
6 Battery Charge icon.
7 Current Activity icon. Use the ventilator
Activity buttons to change an activity
setting.
8 Vibration icon indicating ventilator is in
vibration mode.
9 Time and date display.
Note: The Wrench and Flip buttons at the top
of the screen and the time and date, current
Activity icon, and Battery Charge icon at the
bottom are displayed on all screens.
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1 Touch the Wrench button to go to the
Menu screen.
1 Screen title.
2 Touch to go to the Home screen.
3 Touch to go to the Settings screen for
Trigger Sensitivity, and Utilities.
4 Touch to go to the Software Version
screen for software version and total use
time.
2 Touch the Home Screen button to go to
the Home screen.
To uc h S cre en Ener gy- S ave M o d e
After two minutes with no user interaction, the touch screen automatically enters energy-save
mode and dims the screen. Touching the screen again will reactivate it and display the Home
screen.
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Ch a p t er
Usin g t h e
V en t i lat ion Sy s t e m
S t ep 1 : Ch e c k t h e
B att e ry C h arg e
Before you use the ventilator, check that the
battery is fully charged.
The Battery Charge icon appears on every
touch screen.
This icon
Means this
Charging
This section describes the six basic steps you need to perform to
set up and use the NIOV Ventilation System.
~Fully charged
Step 1. Check the Battery Charge
~¾ charged
Step 2. Connect and Turn on an Oxygen Supply
~½ charged
Step 3. Connect and Wear the Pillows Interface
Step 4. Attach the Ventilator
Step 5. Turn On the Ventilator and Choose an Activity Setting
Step 6. Adjust the Trigger Sensitivity
~¼ charged
1 Press the Power button to turn on the
ventilator.
Less than 1/6
Empty battery, no charge,
or status unknown
Assemble the Battery Charger and
Charge the Battery
2 Check that the fully charged Battery
Charge icon is displayed before using the
ventilation system.
It takes approximately three hours to fully
recharge the battery when the ventilator’s
power is turned off,. A fully charged battery
should last approximately four hours.
If the ventilator is off, the battery charger
light turns green when the battery is fully
charged. The ventilator can be on and in use
while the battery is charging, but the battery
charger light will remain red. Although the
ventilator can be charged while in use, it is
recommended that the ventilator is charged
with the power off to ensure a full charge.
Check the Battery Charge icon on the touch
screen to see the current battery charge
level.
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3 Using
t h e V e n t i l at i o n S y s t e m
S t e p 2 : C o nn e ct and
T urn o n an Ox y ge n
S upp ly
Connecting the Regulator to an
Oxygen Cylinder
This section gives instructions on connecting
the oxygen regulator and ventilator to an
oxygen cylinder, turning the oxygen supply
on and off, and replacing an oxygen cylinder.
1 Connect the battery charger cord to the
ventilator charger port. The word UP on
the battery charger cord will be facing
the front of the ventilator.
2 Plug the power cord of the battery
charger assembly into the battery charger.
3 Plug in the wall plug.
Note: the ventilator can be used while the
battery is charging.
CAUTION: Do not place the battery
charger on wet surfaces or use in wet
environments. Wet environments may
damage the battery charger and may cause
electric shock.
CAUTION: Use only the Breathe
Technologies approved battery charger
and cord set with the ventilator. If an
unauthorized battery charger or cord set is used
with the ventilator, the ventilator may be
damaged.
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WARNING: If the NIOV Ventilation
System is not used with a regulator
capable of 41–87 psig (nominal 50
psig) with greater than 28 LPM capability, you
may not receive appropriate respiratory therapy.
CAUTION: Use only a Breathe
Technologies approved O2 supply hose
with the ventilator. If an unauthorized
O2 supply hose is used with the ventilator, the
ventilator may be damaged.
3 Ensure the barbed outlet airflow gauge is
set to 0.
1 Slide the regulator over the neck of the
cylinder, and line up the pins on the
regulator with the holes in the cylinder
neck.
TIP: Use a regulator to regulate the
pressure to 41–87 psig (50 psig
nominal) before attaching oxygen to
the ventilator. Refer to the regulator and
oxygen supply manufacturers’ instructions.
TIP: The oxygen supply hose should
remain connected to the ventilator at
all times, except when required to be
disconnected for maintenance, testing, or
replacement. If it is disconnected while the
ventilator is on and a therapy level active, an
alarm occurs. If this happens, turn the
ventilator off, and reconnect the hose.
Connecting the Ventilator to an
Oxygen Cylinder
1 Turn the ventilator off by firmly pressing
the Power button for about three
seconds.
2 Tighten the tee screw on the regulator by
turning the handle clockwise.
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3 Using
t h e V e n t i l at i o n S y s t e m
to the ventilator and oxygen supply,
follow the regulator and oxygen supply
manufacturers’ instructions for turning on
the oxygen supply.
Replacing an Oxygen Cylinder
S t ep 3 : Co nnect and W e ar t h e Pi l lows I nte rfac e
Before using the Pillows Interface, visually inspect it for damage.
The interface comes in four sizes: extra small, small, medium, and large. Your health care provider
determines what size is best for you. The interface assembly is packaged clean but not sterile.
When an oxygen cylinder needs to be
replaced:
1 Turn the ventilator off by firmly pressing
2 Push the small oxygen supply hose
connector onto the oxygen supply
connection until it snaps into place.
Connecting the Interface to the
Ventilator
the Power button for at least three
seconds.
2 Follow the oxygen and regulator
manufacturers’ instructions for shutting
off the oxygen supply.
3 Disconnect the ventilator oxygen supply
hose from the oxygen supply.
4 Connect the ventilator oxygen supply
hose to a new oxygen cylinder.
5 Follow the oxygen and regulator
1 Turn off the ventilator.
manufacturers’ instructions for turning
on the oxygen cylinder.
1 Tube fit adjustor
3 Connect the green oxygen supply hose
connector to the oxygen regulator by
turning it clockwise.
2 Ventilator connector
3 Interface tubing
4 Interface pillows
4 With the ventilator power off and
the oxygen supply hose connected
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2 Plug the interface into the ventilator port.
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3 Using
t h e V e n t i l at i o n S y s t e m
Wearing the Interface
Checking the Interface Positioning
The interface is placed correctly if the
following conditions are met:
• The interface pillows rest snugly inside
the nostrils, as shown.
TIP: When the interface is in use,
periodically check that it is positioned
correctly and make adjustments as
required. If skin becomes irritated, stop using
the device, and contact your health care
provider.
1 Place the interface in front of you with the
arrows underneath pointing up and the
curve of the interface towards you.
3 Adjust the tubing length under the chin so
that the interface is comfortably secured.
• The fit is comfortable.
• The interface does not make breathing
difficult.
• Air does not flow to the eyes, cheeks, or
lips.
If any one of these conditions is not met,
reposition the interface. If problems persist,
contact your health care provider.
2 Loop the interface tubing over the ears so
the pillows of the interface are positioned
snugly inside the nostrils. For proper
positioning of the interface, see the
next section in this Step: Checking the
Interface Positioning.
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3 Using
t h e V e n t i l at i o n S y s t e m
S t ep 4: Attach th e
V e ntil ator
You can attach the ventilator to a belt or
waistband. Instructions here describe how
to use the belt clip to attach the ventilator to
a belt or waist band. The ventilator can be
worn on either the right or left side.
1 Position the clip over the belt, and push
down until it is secure.
S t ep 6 : Adjust the
T ri g g e r Se nsitivity
CAUTION: Make sure the clip is
securely fastened to the belt and the
ventilator. If the clip is not securely
fastened to the belt or the ventilator, the
ventilator may drop and be damaged.
S t e p 5 : Turn On t he
V e nti l ato r and C hoo s e
an Activity S e tting
When you first turn on the ventilator, no
activity setting is active. The three Activity
buttons on the ventilator (Low Activity,
Medium Activity, High Activity) correspond
to three different augmentation volumes
prescribed by a physician. Choose an
Activity button appropriate for your level of
activity. You can change the level at any time.
1 Turn on the ventilator.
2 Press an Activity button for about one
second until you hear a tone that indicates
it is active.
Trigger sensitivity determines how easily
your breath triggers the ventilator to deliver
oxygen. For shallow breathing, set the trigger
sensitivity to a low number. You can choose
a setting between 0 and 9. Zero is the most
sensitive and 9 is the least sensitive setting.
Getting to the Trigger Sensitivity
Screen
1 On any ventilator screen, touch the
3 Confirm the selected Activity icon
Wrench button.
is displayed on the touch screen
(High Activity shown).
2 Line up the belt clip with the ventilator
sockets, and push down until the clip
audibly snaps into place.
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3 U sin g
t h e V e nti l ati o n S yst e m
4
C ha p t e r
Changing Trigger Sensitivity
Al arms and
Troub l esh ootin g
This section describes the alarm functions and possible
troubleshooting solutions.
2 On the Menu screen, touch Settings.
Audio Alarm Sounds
Alarm Message Display
1 On the Trigger Sensitivity screen, touch
the Up arrow to increase the value or
the Down arrow to decrease it. If you
press and hold an arrow, the number
automatically increases or decreases.
Note: The lower the number, the more
sensitive the setting.
2 When you are finished, touch OK.
3 On the Settings Menu screen, touch
Trigger Sensitivity.
3 In the message asking if the settings are
OK, touch Confirm.
Note: Changes to settings only take
effect when you touch Confirm.
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Active Alarms Window
Silencing and Clearing Alarms Summary
NIOV Ventilation System Alarms
Additional Troubleshooting Situations
4 Alarms
and Troubleshooting
An alarm indicates a condition that needs to
be identified and resolved. There are three
alarm priority levels: high, medium, and low.
This section describes alarm priority levels,
the alarm messages displayed at the top of
the touch screen, and the Active Alarms
window. The section also includes tables that
list the possible causes of an alarm and the
options for resolving it.
Audio Al ar m S ounds
Each alarm priority level has a distinct sound,
described as follows:
Alarm Priority Levels and
Corresponding Sounds
Alarm priority: High-priority alarm
Sound: Sequence of two sets of five tones
Alarm priority: Medium-priority alarm
Sound: Sequence of three tones
A l arm M e ssage D isplay
Active A l arm s W ind o w
When an audible alarm occurs, an alarm
message flashes at the top of the touch
screen. The priority level of an alarm is
indicated by the color and the rate at which
the message flashes.
Multiple alarms may occur at the same time.
Touch the Active Alarms button at the top
of the touch screen to display a list of active
alarms.
A red, rapidly flashing alarm message is a
high-priority alarm and indicates a situation
that requires immediate attention.
occurring alarm.
2 Alarm Silenced icon.
A yellow, steadily flashing alarm message
is a medium-priority alarm and indicates a
potentially hazardous situation that must be
resolved in a timely manner.
3 Alarm Silenced icon is displayed when
all alarms are silenced.
1 Touch the Active Alarms button to
display the alarm list.
2 Alarm icon.
3 Scroll Down arrow.
Alarm priority: Low-priority alarm
Sound: Single tone
4 Scroll Up arrow.
A blue, non-flashing alarm message is a lowpriority alarm and indicates a problem that is
not hazardous but should be resolved.
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1 Alarm message alternates between each
TIPS: The Active Alarms window
displays up to three alarms, from
highest to lowest priority (red, yellow,
blue). If there are more than three alarms, you
can use the Scroll Up and Scroll Down arrows to
scroll through the list.
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4 Alarms
and Troubleshooting
S i l encing and Clearin g
A lar m s Summary
Silencing and clearing alarms is a multi-step
process that depends on alarm priority and
how many alarms are active.
2 Resolve the condition that triggered the
alarm. For help resolving alarms, see the
alarm and troubleshooting tables that
follow for possible causes of an alarm and
options to resolve it. If an alarm silence
button is pressed but not resolved, the
alarm will sound again after 60 seconds.
Press the Silence Alarm button to
temporarily silence the alarm for 60
seconds. Pressing the Silence Alarm
button silences only one alarm at a
time—in audible or vibrating alarm mode.
If more than one alarm occurs, press
the Silence Alarm button once for each
alarm. If the alarm is a medium- or highpriority alarm and is not silenced after 60
seconds, the alarm will resume with an
additional buzzer.
The following tables list high-, medium-, and low-priority alarms. For each alarm, the tables list the
screen message, the possible causes for the alarm, and the checks and options for resolving it.
High-Priority Alarms
3 After resolving a high-priority alarm, touch
Screen Alert
Cause
Checks and Possible Resolution
OK in the message that indicates the
alarm has been resolved.
High
Temperature
CPU or battery
temperature is
above the allowable
limit.
Check to make sure the ventilator is:
High Circuit
Pressure
Interface may be
pinched or kinked.
Check the interface tube. Replace it if it is pinched or
kinked.
High PEEP
Pressure
Interface may be
blocked.
Inspect and clean the interface per the instruction
for cleaning the interface.
1 Silence Alarm button.
N I OV V e nti l ati o n S yst e m A l arm s
•Not near a heat source.
•In a well ventilated area.
•Not covered or enclosed.
Medium-Priority Alarms
Message indicating a high-priority alarm has
been resolved.
Screen Alert
Cause
Checks and Possible Resolution
Breath Timeout
No breath is
detected for 20
or 60 seconds,
depending on the
setting.
•Patient is not breathing or breath is too shallow to
trigger augmentation.
Note: The ventilator is not indicated for patients who
are not spontaneously breathing with a minimum
volume of 3.5 ml/kg.
•Inspect and clean the interface per the instruction
for cleaning the interface.
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Medium-Priority Alarms
Respiratory rate
exceeds the set
limit.
•Patient is breathing faster than the rate set by a
clinician.
Screen Alert
Cause
Checks and Possible Resolution
High Del.
Pressure
Interface pressure
during delivery
exceeds the
maximum expected.
Source gas pressure
exceeds the
allowable limit.
Respiratory rate falls
below the set limit.
•Check the interface. Replace it if the tubing is torn,
bent, or kinked.
High Breath
Rate
High Gas
Pressure
Low Breath
Rate
•Inspect and clean the interface per the instruction
for cleaning the interface.
Very Low Battery Current battery
•Recharge the battery.
capacity drops below •If the battery does not recharge, contact your
15%.
health care provider.
Low-Priority Alarms
Screen Alert
Cause
Checks and Possible Resolution
Battery Low
Battery capacity
drops below 25%.
•Recharge the battery.
•Make sure the tubing is not pinched or crushed.
•Use a regulator to adjust the source gas pressure
to within the acceptable range of 41–87 psig (50
psig nominal).
•Patient’s breathing is too shallow to consistently
trigger augmentation.
System Fault
System fault
detected during
power on.
•If system fault persists, continue with your
prescribed backup therapy and contact your
health care provider.
•Inspect and clean the interface per the instruction
for cleaning the interface.
Low Del.
Pressure
Low Gas
Pressure
System Fault
Interface pressure
during delivery
fails to exceed the
minimum expected.
Source gas pressure
drops below the
allowable limit.
Internal fault
detected during
operation.
•Patient is breathing through the mouth.
•Check the interface connection to the ventilator.
•Check the interface. Replace it if it is leaking.
A dditi o na l T r o ub l e s h o otin g S ituations
•Check the oxygen input pressure. If it is <41 psig,
use a regulator to adjust it within the acceptable
range of 41–87 psig (50 psig nominal).
The following table lists situations that may occur during normal use of the ventilation system that
do not have an alarm associated with them. The possible causes and options for resolving these
situations are also listed.
•Check the oxygen supply to ventilator connections.
•Check the oxygen supply level.
Additional Troubleshooting Situations
•Check the oxygen supply to ventilator connections.
Observation
Cause
Possible Resolution
•Check the oxygen supply regulator.
Breath indicator
light is not flashing
with the patient’s
breathing.
•Patient’s breath is too shallow
to trigger augmentation.
•Change the trigger sensitivity
setting to a lower setting.
•Secretions may have built up
on the pillows of the interface,
blocking delivery of air.
•Inspect and clean the interface
per the instruction for cleaning
the interface.
•Patient is mouth breathing.
•Instruct patient to breathe in
through their nose (purse lipped
breathing is acceptable).
•Check that the oxygen cylinder valve is fully open.
•If a system fault occurs, in the message to reboot
the ventilator, touch OK. Turn off the ventilator, and
turn it on again.
•If system fault persists, continue with your
prescribed backup therapy and contact your
health care provider.
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•If the battery does not recharge, contact your
health care provider.
•If a system fault occurs, in the message to reboot
the ventilator, touch OK. Turn off the ventilator, and
turn it on again.
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and Troubleshooting
Additional Troubleshooting Situations
Observation
Cause
Possible Resolution
Observation
Cause
Possible Resolution
Breath indicator light
is not flashing.
•A ventilator Activity button has
not been pressed.
•Press an Activity button.
Ventilator battery
does not last as long
as expected after a
recharge.
•Battery is not charged
completely.
•Recharge battery.
•Battery has become untrained.
•Retrain the battery, as shown in
section 5.
Ventilator is
autocycling
(delivering gas
without being
triggered by the
patient’s breathing
or delivering gas
multiple times during
one breath).
•Secretions have built up on the
pillows of the interface.
•Inspect and clean the interface
per the instruction for cleaning
the interface.
Ventilator is
triggering during
exhalation.
•Secretions have built up on the
pillows of the interface.
•Inspect and clean the interface
per the instruction for cleaning
the interface.
Ventilator sometimes
misses breaths.
•User is breathing faster than
40 BPM.
•It is normal for the ventilator to
limit augmentation to less than
40 BPM.
•Secretions may have built up
on the pillows of the interface,
blocking delivery of air.
•Inspect and clean the interface
per the instruction for cleaning
the interface.
Buzzer sounds
continuously at a
constant pitch for
two minutes or more.
•The ventilator battery is
internally disconnected.
Gas delivery is
causing coughing or
irritation in airway.
•Interface is not positioned
correctly.
•If symptoms persist, stop
treatment with the ventilator,
and contact your physician.
No volume output.
•Oxygen supply is disconnected.
•Reconnect the oxygen supply.
•Oxygen supply is empty.
•Replace the oxygen supply.
•Ventilator is not on.
•Turn the ventilator on.
•Battery is depleted.
•Recharge the battery.
•Ventilator is inoperative.
•If there is no volume output,
contact your health care
provider.
Oxygen supply does
not last as long as
expected.
•The backup buzzer will sound
for two to five minutes before it
is silenced.
•User breath rate is higher than
expected.
•Oxygen supply is not full at the
start of use.
•The gas regulator is not properly
connected to the oxygen
cylinder.
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•Contact your health care
provider.
•Ventilator is triggered by
movement of the interface.
•Ventilator is in breath
timeout mode, with timeout
augmentation set to 12 BPM.
•Secretions have built up on the
pillows of the interface.
•Obtain a new oxygen supply.
•Reconnect the gas regulator to
the oxygen cylinder.
•Battery life is nearing its end.
Ventilator sounds
like it is triggering,
but no gas is being
delivered.
•No oxygen supply is connected.
•Contact your health care
provider.
•Adjust trigger sensitivity to a
higher number.
•Inspect and clean the interface
per the instruction for cleaning
the interface.
•Reconnect oxygen supply.
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5
Ch a p t er
Setup and Care
This section describes how to change settings using the Utilities
menu and instructions on basic care of the system.
Changing Ventilator Settings
This section describes how to change
settings using the Utilities menu and display
the Information screen, which shows the
ventilator software version and the total time
the ventilator has been in use. This section
also gives instructions on basic care of the
ventilation system.
Ch an g ing Ve nti l ato r
S e ttin g s
2 On the Menu screen, touch Settings.
Setting Time and Date
Setting Vibration Mode
Setting Audio Loudness
Adjusting Screen Brightness
Viewing Software Version Information
Caring for the NIOV Ventilation System
With the Utilities menu, you can change
the time and date, brightness of the touch
screen, volume of audible alarms, and set
alarms to vibrate mode.
Getting to the Utilities Menu
Battery Retraining and Replacement
Oxygen Supply Information
3 On the Settings Menu screen, touch
Utilities. (The Clinician’s Settings menu
is for clinician use only.)
1 On any ventilator screen, touch the
Wrench button.
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S e tting Time and Dat e
S e ttin g V ibrati o n M o d e
The Set Vibration screen lets you change
alarms from audible tones to a vibration.
However, if a low- or medium-priority
vibrating alarm occurs and is not resolved
in 60 seconds, an audible alarm occurs.
For a high-priority alarm, an audible tone
immediately occurs with a vibration alarm
with no delay.
or Off.
3 Touch the Up arrow to increase the
1 On the Utilities Menu screen, touch Set
Time/Date.
2 On the Set Vibration screen, touch On
3 When you are finished, touch OK.
value in the box or the Down arrow to
decrease it. If you press and hold an
arrow, the value automatically increases
or decreases.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each box you
want to change, and then touch OK.
1 On the Utilities Menu screen, touch
Set Vibration.
2 On the Set Time/Date screen, touch the
box you want to change.
6 In the message asking if the settings are
OK, touch Confirm.
4 In the message asking if the settings
are OK, touch Confirm, and check that
the Vibrate icon
appears at the
bottom of the touch screen, indicating the
ventilator is in vibrate mode.
Note: Changes to settings only take
effect when you touch Confirm.
Note: Changes to settings only take
effect when you touch Confirm.
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S e tting Audi o Loudness
A d j ustin g S cree n
B ri g h tne ss
4 In the message asking if the settings are
4 In the message asking if the settings are
OK, touch Confirm.
1 On the Utilities Menu screen, touch Set
Loudness.
OK, touch Confirm.
Note: Changes to settings only take
effect when you touch Confirm.
Note: Changes to settings only take
effect when you touch Confirm.
1 On the Utilities Menu screen, touch
Set Brightness.
2 Touch the Up arrow to increase the
volume level or the Down arrow to
decrease it. If you press and hold
an arrow, the number automatically
increases or decreases.
You can choose a loudness level between
1 and 5, with 5 being the loudest and 1
the quietest.
3 When you are finished, touch OK.
2 Touch the Up arrow to increase the
brightness or the Down arrow to
decrease it. If you press and hold
an arrow, the number automatically
increases or decreases.
You can choose a brightness level
between 1 and 5, with 5 being the
brightest and 1 the dimmest.
3 When you are finished, touch OK.
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V i e win g Software
V e rsio n Information
Alarm Checks
Confirm that when the ventilator is turned
on, it makes audible tones. If tones are not
heard, the ventilator should be returned to
your health care provider for servicing.
The Software Version screen displays the
software version number, its release date,
and the ventilator’s total operating time.
Cleaning the Ventilator
Getting to the Software Version
Screen
The screen displays software version, serial
number, and total operating time.
C arin g f o r t he NI OV
V e nti l ati o n S yst e m
This section gives instructions on how
to care for the NIOV Ventilation System,
including daily visual checks and guidelines
for cleaning and storage.
1 On any ventilator screen, touch the
Wrench button.
Daily Visual Checks
Look at the ventilation system components
daily. If you uncover any of the following,
do not use the ventilation system. Contact
your health care provider for instructions on
servicing or replacing damaged ventilation
system components.
• Check for cracks in the ventilator casing.
• Wipe the external surfaces of the
ventilator with 70% isopropyl alcohol as
necessary and between uses.
• Clean the touch screen with a soft
microfiber cloth.
CAUTION: 70% isopropyl alcohol may
damage the touch screen. When
cleaning external surfaces of the
ventilator with 70% isopropyl alcohol, avoid
contact with the touch screen.
Cleaning External Surfaces of the
Pillows Interface
• If mucus accumulates on the pillows of the
interface, use a clean cloth to remove it.
• If dirt is visible on the outside of the
interface, use a clean cloth and mild
detergent to remove it.
Periodic Cleaning and Purging of the
Pillows Interface
Periodically clean the interface following
these steps:
1 Disconnect the interface from the
ventilator.
2 Submerge the interface end of the
interface in a clean container of warm
water suitable for drinking, and agitate the
interface to clean it.
3 Remove the interface from the water, and
hang it so excess water drains from the
interface.
4 Before reusing the interface, perform a
purge to clear any excess water that may
impede air flow. For purging instructions,
see the section Purging the Pillows
Interface that immediately follows.
WARNING: Do not subject the Pillows
Interface to heat sterilization, hot
water pasteurization, autoclaving,
radiation sterilization, ethylene oxide gas
sterilization, or attempt to clean it in a
dishwasher or microwave oven. Doing any of
these may damage the interface and impair
oxygen delivery.
• Check the ventilator for loose or damaged
buttons, connectors, or other control and
alarm components.
2 On the Menu screen, touch Information.
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• Check the oxygen supply hose and the
interface for leaks and loose or damaged
cabling or connectors.
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Purging the Pillows Interface
7 Repeat step 6 for the other interface port.
After cleaning the interface or when you
suspect dust or debris has entered the
air-flow passage, purge the interface.
8 Rotate the barbed outlet flow regulator to
the zero or OFF position.
9 Shut off the oxygen main valve
according to the cylinder and regulator
manufacturers’ instructions.
10Remove the purge tube from the barbed
outlet.
2 Tighten the tee screw on the regulator
5 Rotate the barbed outlet flow regulator
to 4 LPM.
by turning the handle clockwise.
Purge tube
Maintenance
The NIOV Ventilation System does not
require calibration or routine maintenance.
Preventive maintenance, including
replacing the O2 supply hose, is required
after 2½ years of use. Contact your health
care provider to make arrangements for
preventive maintenance.
Environment Specifications
Do not use the NIOV Ventilation System
if the ambient temperature is greater than
104°F (40°C) or less than 5°C (41°F).
3 Place the larger end of the purge tube
6 Firmly press and hold the smaller end of
the purge tube over one of the interface
ports that connects the interface to the
ventilator. Take care not to slide the tube
over the O-ring of the port.
over the barbed outlet.
4 Open the oxygen main valve according to
1 Slide the regulator over the neck of the
cylinder, and line up the pins on the
regulator with the holes in the cylinder
neck.
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the cylinder and regulator manufacturers’
instructions.
Hold the purge tube over the interface
port until all the water is purged from the
tube.
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and care
B attery Retraining and
R e pl acement
Battery Retraining
After a battery has been charged numerous
times, the battery charge icon may not
accurately display the battery charge.
For example, after fully charging the battery,
the battery charge icon may only display 3
bars instead of 4. In this case, the battery
has more charge than the battery charge
icon indicates. Or, the battery charge icon
may display 2 bars when the charge is
really only 1. In this case, the battery has
less charge than the battery icon indicates.
If you notice that the battery seems to last
longer or shorter than the battery charge icon
suggests, you may need to “retrain” the
battery so the icon more accurately displays
the battery charge.
Retraining the battery involves discharging
it fully and then recharging it fully until the
battery icon on the touch screen accurately
reflects a full charge and no charge.
4 Turn the ventilator on. Check that the
battery charge icon displays four white
bars
. If it does not, repeat
steps 2 - 4.
Note: You will encounter a System Fault
alarm after turning on the ventilator once
the battery is fully discharged and recharged
again. Press OK on the alarm display screen
to allow the ventilator to reboot.
If after repeating steps 2 - 4 a second time,
the ventilator still does not show four white
bars, contact your health care provider.
button, and let the battery discharge fully
until the ventilator shuts itself off.
2 Confirm the ventilator is off. Connect
the wall battery charger to the ventilator.
Confirm that the charger light is red.
3 Let the ventilator charge until the charger
light turns green.
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Breaths per minute (BPM)
12
Tidal volume (ml)
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
Duration in hours
50
4.7
4.0
3.5
3.1
2.8
2.5
2.3
2.2
2.0
100
2.3
2.0
1.8
1.6
1.4
1.3
1.2
1.1
1.0
150
1.6
1.3
1.2
1.0
0.9
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.7
200
1.2
1.0
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.5
250
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.5
0.4
0.4
Cylinder size D: 425 liters (M-15)
Battery Replacement
The internal ventilator battery is not serviced
in the field. It should be replaced every
2.5 years or when runtime degrades to an
unacceptable level. Contact your Breathe
Technologies service provider to make
arrangements for replacing the battery.
Ox y ge n S upp ly
I nf o r m atio n
To retrain a battery follow these steps:
1 Turn on the ventilator, press an Activity
Cylinder size B: 164 liters (M-6)
The NIOV ventilator is compatible with
compressed medical oxygen cylinders
and hospital wall oxygen. The duration
of compressed medical oxygen cylinders
depends on the volume of the cylinder and
the breathing pattern of each patient, which
can change throughout the day. Observe
your daily oxygen consumption a few times
before estimating typical use. The following
tables can be used to obtain approximate
values only.
Breaths per minute (BPM)
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
Tidal volume (ml)
Duration in hours
50
11.8
10.1
8.9
7.9
7.1
6.4
5.9
5.4
5.1
100
5.9
5.1
4.4
3.9
3.5
3.2
3.0
2.7
2.5
150
3.9
3.4
3.0
2.6
2.4
2.1
2.0
1.8
1.7
200
3.0
2.5
2.2
2.0
1.8
1.6
1.5
1.4
1.3
250
2.4
2.0
1.8
1.6
1.4
1.3
1.2
1.1
1.0
Cylinder size E: 660 liters
Breaths per minute (BPM)
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
Tidal volume (ml)
Duration in hours
50
18.3
15.7
13.8
12.2
11.0
10.0
9.2
8.5
7.9
100
9.2
7.9
6.9
6.1
5.5
5.0
4.6
4.2
3.9
150
6.1
5.2
4.6
4.1
3.7
3.3
3.1
2.8
2.6
200
4.6
3.9
3.4
3.1
2.8
2.5
2.3
2.1
2.0
250
3.7
3.1
2.8
2.4
2.2
2.0
1.8
1.7
1.6
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Chapter
Icon
I c o ns
Where used
Meaning
Ventilator, touch
screen
On ventilator, Low Activity button delivers
augmentation volume at rate set by clinician in
ventilator Clinician’s Settings menu.
Displayed on the Volume Settings screen as a
label for the Low Activity augmentation value set
by clinician.
Displayed on each ventilator screen if
augmentation volume delivery is set to Low
Activity.
Ventilator, touch
screen
Ventilator, touch
screen
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Icon
On ventilator, Medium Activity button delivers
augmentation volume at rate set by clinician in
ventilator Clinician’s Settings menu.
Displayed on the Volume Settings screen as a
label for the Medium Activity augmentation value
set by clinician.
Displayed on each ventilator screen if
augmentation volume delivery is set to Medium
Activity.
On ventilator, High Activity button delivers
augmentation volume at rate set by clinician in
ventilator Clinician’s Settings.
Displayed on the Volume Settings screen as a
label for the High Activity augmentation value set
by clinician.
Displayed on each ventilator screen if
augmentation volume delivery is set to High
Activity.
Where used
Meaning
Ventilator
Ventilator power on/off button.
Ventilator
Indicates communication port. This port is only
used by the manufacturer.
Ventilator
Orientation marker for power-in port.
Ventilator and
Product label
Indicates direct current and denotes the location
where the battery charger is plugged into the
ventilator.
Ventilator
On the ventilator, the Alarm Silence button turns
off vibrator or audible alarm.
Touch screen
Displayed in the Active Alarms window of the
touch screen if an active alarm has not been
silenced.
Touch screen
Displayed in the Active Alarms window of the
touch screen if an active alarm has been silenced.
Displayed on the bottom of each ventilator screen
if all active alarms have been silenced.
Touch screen
Displayed on each ventilator screen if battery
status is unknown or charge is critically low.
Touch screen
Displayed on each ventilator screen if battery has
approximately 1/6 of its charge remaining.
Touch screen
Displayed on each ventilator screen if battery has
approximately ¼ of its charge remaining.
Touch screen
Displayed on each ventilator screen if battery has
approximately ½ of its charge remaining.
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6 ic o ns
Icon
IPX1
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Where used
Meaning
Touch screen
Displayed on each ventilator screen if battery has
approximately ¾ of its charge remaining.
Touch screen
Displayed on each ventilator screen if battery
charge is approximately full.
Touch screen
Displayed on each ventilator screen if battery is
charging.
Touch screen
Displayed on each ventilator screen. Touching the
Wrench button displays the Menu screen.
Touch screen
Displayed on each ventilator screen. Touching the
Flip button rotates the touch screen 180°.
Touch screen
Displayed on each ventilator screen if the
ventilator is in vibrate mode.
Product label
Indicates BF type equipment. Device isolates the
patient from any live voltage in the equipment.
Product label
Indicates device is protected against dripping
water.
Product label
Indicates a class II device. Device is double
insulated and does not require a safety
connection to electrical earth (US: ground).
Product label and
documentation
On product indicates accompanying
documentation includes important information
that must be read before using device.
Product label
Indicates product emits non-ionizing radiation.
Icon
O2
Where used
Meaning
Product label
Indicates product is a Bluetooth wireless
compatible devise that emits radio frequency
waves.
Product label
Indicates disposal of device must conform to
Waste in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Directive 2002/96/EC.
Product label
Indicates manufacturer and denotes the location
of the manufacturer name, address.
Product label
Indicates date of manufacture.
Product label
Indicates oxygen and denotes the location where
the oxygen hose attaches to the ventilator.
Product label
Indicates catalog number and denotes the
location of the part number for the device.
Product label
Indicates serial number and denotes the location
of the serial number for the device.
Product label
Indicates product meets US standards for use
with medical electrical equipment.
Battery charger label
On battery charger indicates indoor use only and
denotes that it should only be used indoors.
Battery charger label
On battery charger indicates battery charge. The
black shaded area represents the amount of
charge within the battery (here shown with ~80%
charge).
Battery charger label
On battery charger indicates battery charger
meets European economic area standards for use
with medical electrical equipment and information
technology equipment.
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I nd e x
A
activity settings and buttons
buttons and icons representing__________ 6
choosing or changing a setting_________19
alarms
active alarms window ________________24
additional alarm troubleshooting _______28
alarm checks ________________________38
alarm message display ________________23
backup alarm buzzer ___________________ 6
high-priority alarms ___________________26
low-priority alarms ___________________28
medium-priority alarms _______________26
silencing and clearing _________________25
sounds and priority levels _____________23
audio
setting loudness _____________________35
augmentation volume
icons representing ____________________ 9
corresponding to activity settings ______19
B
battery
assemble and charge _________________12
check the battery charge ______________12
icons representing charge _________ 12, 44
low charge alarm _____________________28
troubleshooting charge duration ____ 30, 41
very low charge alarm ________________27
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Index
battery charger
assembling __________________________12
belt clip
attaching to ventilator _________________19
breath rate
displayed on Home screen _____________ 9
high breath rate alarm ________________26
low breath rate alarm _________________27
C
cleaning
cleaning the interface _________________38
cleaning the ventilator ________________38
purging the interface _________________38
clinical considerations for use ___________ 2
compliance and IEC classification ______66
H
home screen ___________________________ 8
I
icons _________________________________43
interface
checking position ____________________18
cleaning ____________________________38
connecting to ventilator _______________16
length of use ________________________38
wearing _____________________________17
purging _____________________________38
M
maintenance
of ventilation system _________________40
menu screen __________________________10
O
P
patient participation
required for ventilator use ______________ 2
S
safety information _____________________ 3
screen brightness
adjusting ____________________________36
settings menu
accessing ___________________________32
setup and care ________________________31
software version information __________37
oxygen regulator
connecting to oxygen cylinder _________14
symbols and conventions
warnings, cautions and tips _____________ 2
oxygen supply
compatible cylinders with ventilator _____ 5
connecting and turning on _____________13
duration of cylinders __________________42
flow rate display ______________________ 9
no volume output ________________ 29, 30
regulating pressure of ________________13
replacing cylinders ___________________15
shorter than expected duration ________29
oxygen supply hose
when to disconnect ______________ 13, 15
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Index
T
time and date
setting ______________________________33
touch screen
energy-save mode ___________________10
features _____________________________ 9
trigger sensitivity
adjusting ____________________________20
troubleshooting alarms _____________ 2, 26
troubleshooting situations _____________28
U
utilites
menu _______________________________32
Index
ventilator
adjusting screen brightness ___________36
adjusting trigger sensitivity ____________20
caring for ___________________________37
changing settings ____________________32
choosing an activity setting ____________19
cleaning ____________________________38
connecting to oxygen cylinder _________14
features _____________________________ 6
home screen _________________________ 8
icons _______________________________43
menu screen ________________________10
system overview ______________________ 4
touch screen energy-save mode _______10
touch screen features _________________ 9
turning on and off _____________________ 8
Inside Back Cover
vibration mode
setting ______________________________34
W
V
warranty ______________________________ i
ventilation system
caring for ___________________________37
daily alarm checks ____________________38
daily visual checks ___________________37
environment specifications ____________40
system components ___________________ 5
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