Can I output data?
Yes, there are multiple options to record and manage data. The system includes one analog output (for a single parameter), or you may export all parameters digitally via mini-USB.
How does the RoVent operate in both constant volume and constant pressure modes?
The RoVent operates in either a constant pressure or a constant volume mode. When in the constant pressure mode it will report the tidal volume delivered. When in the constant volume mode it will report the airway pressure generated to deliver the volume and functions like a standard volume ventilator.
For animal safety the volume mode has both minimum and maximum pressure settings. Regardless of the volume delivered, a minimum airway pressure has to be attained so the animal will be ventilated at a minimal level. Also, regardless of the inspiratory volume, the airway pressure will not go over the maximum pressure setting, thereby protecting the animal from over ventilation. Minimum and maximum pressure are set by the user.
Can I connect an anesthesia mask to my PhysioSuite RoVent?
No, the PhysioSuite RoVent is not designed to ventilate animals using a nose cone. In order to use the PhysioSuite RoVent, the animal must be intubated or tracheotomized.
Can I sterilize the controller with vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP)?
Yes, the controller can be sterilized with hydrogen peroxide gas (or VHP). You may use the same sterilization protocol used for laptop computers and other electronics in your facility. Be sure to open any caps or ports to allow the gas to reach inner mechanisms and tubing, if applicable.