AquaVENT® Heated Breathing Systems

AquaVENT® Heated Breathing Systems combine technological advances in thermal conductivity and breathing circuit construction to deliver optimal and controlled humidification.

Humidity management in patients with bypassed airways is essential to maintain normal lung function and help protect against hospital acquired infections. Active humidification is a gold standard for longer term patients in critical care.

Oxygen and medical air delivered invasively as dry gases, over sustained periods of time, will damage the epithelia of the respiratory tract and prevent  adequate functioning of the mucosal tissue in contact with the dry gases. 

Inadequate humidification, in patients with bypassed airways, can disrupt secretion mobility across the mucocilliary transport system, leading to thickening of secretions, infective secretions, atelectasis or systemic infection[2] and has been reported to increase work of breathing and cause dehydration[3].

Maintaining secretion transport across the mucosal epithelium leads to better patient outcomes[1]. This can be achieved by delivering optimal humidification to the mechanically ventilated patient with bypassed airways.

 

BioCote® Antimicrobial Silver Technology

AquaVENT® Heated Breathing Systems are supplied with BioCote®, an antimicrobial silver additive to limit the numbers of microbes on the surface of the breathing circuit, protecting it from microbial colonisation.

 

[1] Nakagawa et al. (2012) Humidification in the intensive care unit, Part 8, Humidification and Mucus Transport in Critical Patients: Clinical and Therapeutic Implications pp. 217-225.

[2] Tim Op’t Holt. Humidification During Mechanical Ventilation: Current Trends and Controversies. [online] Available at: <http://www.clinicalfoundations.org/assets/foundations1.pdf> [Accessed 23rd November 2012].

[3] Ryan et al. (2002) Energy balance in the intubated human airway is an indicator of optimal gas conditioning. Critical Care Med. Vol.30 No.2 pp. 355-361.

 

BioCote® protected

Heated Wire
• Unique figure-of-eight heated wire design
• Electrical heating elements minimize formation of water condensate
• Heating elements energize the tubing, creating an insulator to heat loss

Chamber
• Internal chamber design ensures ideal conditions to allow optimal humidification of gases from the ventilator
• Compared to other commonly used chambers the AquaVENT® humidification chamber produces a level of humidity closer to 44mg/H2O.L over a range of tidal volumes
• Refills automatically
• Pinch clamp on feed line allows circuit leak testing with chamber in situ
• Compatible with many common heater humidifiers

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Product Codes & Configurations

AquaVENT® Single Heated Limb Ventilator Circuits

Product Code Description Box Qty Image
AMVC1774/101

AquaVENT® ventilator circuit, adult, single heated limb for use with ‘850’ series heater humidifiers, length 1.5m with heated inspiratory limb with 0.6m humidification limb with expiratory disconnection for CPAP.

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AMVC1774/106

AquaVENT® ventilator circuit, adult, single heated limb for use with ‘850’ series heater humidifiers, length 1.5m with heated inspiratory limb with 0.6m humidification limb with detachable expiratory limb with auto-fill humidification chamber.

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AquaVENT® Dual Heated Limb Ventilator Circuits

Product Code Description Box Qty Image
AMVC1775/115

AquaVENT® ventilator circuit, adult, dual heated limbs for use with ‘850’ series heater humidifiers, length 1.5m with heated inspiratory and expiratory limbs with 0.6m humidification limb with bacterial viral breathing filter with auto-fill humidification chamber with safety valve and oxygen analyser T-piece with patient-end T-piece with Comfort-Fix Adjustable Tracheal Tube Holder.

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AMVC1775/106

AquaVENT® ventilator circuit, adult, dual heated limbs for use with ‘850’ series heater humidifiers, length 1.5m with heated inspiratory and expiratory limbs with 0.6m humidification limb with auto-fill humidification chamber.

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AMVC1775/107

AquaVENT® ventilator circuit, adult, dual heated limbs for use with ‘850’ series heater humidifiers, length 1.5m with heated inspiratory and expiratory limbs with 0.6m humidification limb with spare limb for CPAP with bacterial viral breathing filter with auto-fill humidification chamber.

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AMVC1775/110

AquaVENT® ventilator circuit, adult, dual heated limbs for use with ‘850’ series heater humidifiers, length 1.5m with heated inspiratory and expiratory limbs with 0.6m humidification limb with bacterial viral breathing filter with auto-fill humidification chamber.

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AMVC1775/108

AquaVENT® ventilator circuit, adult, dual heated limbs for use with ‘850’ series heater humidifiers, length 1.5m with heated inspiratory and expiratory limbs with 0.6m humidification limb. Auto-fill humidification chamber NOT included.

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AMVC1775/114

AquaVENT® ventilator circuit, adult, dual heated limbs for use with '850’ series heater humidifiers, length 1.5m with heated inspiratory and expiratory limbs with 0.6m humidification limb with auto-fill humidification chamber.

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