Philips Portable Mechanical Ventilator

Portable Invasive Ventilator

Potable mechanical ventilators are devices designed to enhance artificial ventilation of human lungs. They are primarily used for patients struggling to grasp enough air to support exhalation and inhalation. One of their primary aims is to pump fresh air into the patient's airway using positive pressure. The needs of critically ill patients have inspired the need for portable mechanical ventilators. For instance, sometimes, a patient may need to move from one place to another, either within the same hospital or another healthcare facility. Care providers are expected to provide appropriate ventilator care during the movement, which can be challenging if there are no portable mechanical ventilators.

How does the portable ventilator work?

Initially, manual ventilators were designed to help healthcare providers restore critically ill patients' health. However, it was discovered that manual ventilators were uncomfortable to use in most situations, such as when transporting a patient from one healthcare facility to another. As a result, portable ventilators were designed to be comfortably used whether a patient is being transported or not—the portable ventilator from Philips counters for the challenges experienced with manual ventilators.

For instance, portable ventilators ensure constant oxygen monitoring and prevent inadvertent disconnections. The portable ventilators are also designed with lasting battery power to support the patient for the required time. Portable ventilation occurs through pressure or volume-controlled modes. Each volume-controlled version enables the operator to keep track of the specific programmed tidal volume per ventilation. For this result to be achieved, the pressure must also be controlled. Each portable ventilator serves the unique needs of every patient because it is first calibrated with its unique details. For instance, it must be calibrated regarding the particular condition, patient age, weight, and even size.

Where can portable mechanical ventilators be used?

  • During patient transport
  • For mobile patients who require ventilation, e.g., when moving around the house in their homes


  • 5 kilograms

  • Size: 16.68 cm long by 28.45 cm wide by 23.52 cm high (6.6" L x 11.2" W x 9.3" H) when it is off

  • 10 to 60 seconds for the circuit disconnect when it is off

  • The product portrays a 10 to 60 sec. apnea rate

  • Extremely high tidal volume Off 50 to 2000 ml

  • Low tidal volume Off 50–2,000 ml

  • 0 to 99 l/min when the high minute ventilation is off.

  • Minimum ventilation Away: 0.5 to 99 l per minute

  • Elevated respiratory rate beats per minute: 4 to 80 when it is turned off

  • 4 to 80 beats per minute for low respiratory rate among patient variables that were measured

  • It also portrays 0 to 80 beats per minute for respiration

  • Between 50 to 2000 ml at a tidal volume

  • A range of 0 to 2000 l per min at peak inspiratory flow

  • 0 to 99 cm of peak inspiratory pressure

  • Ramp Off: 5 to 45 minutes

  • Airway pressure on average: 0 to 99 cm H

  • Flexible Off: 1-3

  • Sensitivity of the flow trigger: 1 to 9 l/min

  • Breaths that were triggered by the patient %: 0 to 100

  • The cycle of flow ranges between 10% to 90%

  • 4 to 60 beats per minute for apnea


  • Types of circuits kinds of active and passive ventilation Bilevel, pressure, and volume controls modes of volume AC, SIMV (w/PS), and CV
  • Pressure modes PC-SIMV (w/PS), CPAP, S, S/T, and T
  • 4 to 50 cm HO IPAP
  • 0 to 25 cm HO EPAP for active circuits
  • 4 to 50 cm HO EPAP for passive circuits
  • 4 to 20 cm HO CPAP for passive circuits
  • 0 to 25 cm HO PEEP for active circuits
  • 4 to 25 cm HO PEEP for passive circuits
  • 0 to 30 cm HO pressure support differential




  • Range: 5 to 40 °C
  • Humidity range: 15% to 95%

How can portable ventilators enhance critical care?

  • The portable ventilator has been designed to enable the operator to monitor the patient's oxygen levels.
  • The ability to conveniently carry it from one place to another helps reduce any transport-related adverse events that may affect the patient's movement from one place to another.
  • The device ensures stability and guarantees safe arrival to the required destination if patient transportation is mandatory.
  • The product also makes it possible for care providers to attend to other patients while the machine helps monitor the progress of the ventilated patient.
  • The product makes the care process easier for healthcare providers by ensuring that the time for medical treatments, surgical procedures, and drugs is monitored.
  • The product is also designed to ensure control regarding the patient's respiratory rate and tidal volume.


Portable ventilators derive this name from their ability to be carried from one place to another as required. They are easy to operate, especially when the healthcare provider has the necessary skills to operate them. An added advantage of the Philips portable ventilator is that it integrates the functionality of an ICU-grade ventilator and the compactness of portable or transport ventilators.

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