FD140 Setup

Customer Support for Setup with the FD140

11th June at 12:38pm

Face Mask CPAP Mode

The flow provided at the respiratory gas outlet is constant and user-adjustable. The flow range covers the normal range for the CPAP application.

Breathing Circuit Setup - CPAP - face mask - heated

CPAP or Paed CPAP with face mask, heated
An active humidifier must be integrated in the heated CPAP breathing circuit. Note To prevent water from the humidifier, which collects during operation, from entering the AquaVENT® FD140, the active humidifier should be placed at a level below that of the AquaVENT® FD140. Note When removing the active humidifier, first disconnect the tube from the AquaVENT® FD140 to prevent water from the humidifier from entering the AquaVENT® FD140.
Assemble the breathing circuit as shown in the following diagram:

Breathing Circuit Setup - CPAP - face mask - unheated

CPAP or Paed CPAP with face mask, unheated
Connect the breathing circuit as shown in the following diagram:

Paed CPAP mode

The flow provided at the respiratory gas outlet is constant and user-adjustable. The maximum flow in this mode is 70 l/min.

For Breathing Circuit Setup – please see above under “Breathing Circuit Setup – CPAP – face mask – heated/unheated”

Helmet (Hood) CPAP mode

The flow provided at the respiratory gas outlet is constant and user-adjustable. The flow range matches the range required for helmet CPAP. For more information, please refer to chapter 5.5.4 Flow adjustment. The nebuliser is completely deactivated in the helmet CPAP mode.

Breathing Circuit Setup - CPAP - Helmet (Hood)

The AquaVENT® FD140 supports non-invasive ventilation by means of a CPAP helmet. Connect the CPAP helmet to the AquaVent FD140 as shown below:

Note
Observe all instructions provided by the manufacturer
of the accessories.
Warning
Be sure to adjust the required flow according to the
instructions provided by the manufacturer of the CPAP
helmet to avoid accidental CO2 rebreathing.

Note
Depending on their design, CPAP helmets may require
a specific minimum pressure when applied on a
patient.
Warning
When using CPAP helmets with hypercapnic patients,
close monitoring is recommended for adjustment of the
required flow and to avoid CO2 rebreathing.
The approved CPAP helmets are specified in chapter 10.2 Accessories.
Please refer to chapter 1.1 About this manual for details.

High Flow Oxygen Therapy (HFOT) mode

The AquaVENT® FD140 is the flow source for high flow oxygen therapy. The flow range is designed for use with nasal canulae from Armstrong. For more information, please refer to chapter 5.5.4 Flow adjustment.

Breathing Circuit Setup - HFOT

The AquaVENT® FD140 can be used as a flow generator for High Flow Oxygen Therapy in the HFOT mode.

The nasal cannula is connected to the breathing circuit in close proximity to the patient. The breathing circuit is basically identical with the illustration in chapter 4.6.

Warning
Be sure to adjust the required flow according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the nasal cannula to avoid accidental pressure peaks.