Understanding the Control Box and Settings of the Mallard 2800 Medical Device
The Mallard 2800 is a state-of-the-art medical device that is designed to provide effective respiratory support for patients. One of the key components of the device is the control box, which plays a crucial role in determining the flow rate, inspiratory time, and respiratory rate of the incoming pressure. In this blog post, we will delve into the function of the control box and explore some of the settings that can be adjusted to provide the desired tidal volume for patients.
Flow Rate Control: The flow rate control determines the pressure at which the bellows will be pushed down or how hard they are pushed down. By adjusting the flow rate, the tidal volume can be increased or decreased, depending on the size of the animal and the desired volume.
Inspiratory Time: The inspiratory time setting determines how long the bellows will be pushing down in each breath. This setting can be adjusted from 0.1 seconds to 3 seconds, giving practitioners good control over the volume of each breath.
Respiratory Rate: The respiratory rate determines how often the bellows will be pushed down in a minute. This setting can be adjusted from 1 to 80 breaths per minute, making it possible to provide a continuous supply of oxygen to the patient, large or small.
Adjusting Settings: By adjusting the inspiratory time and respiratory rate, practitioners can achieve the desired tidal volume for their patients. For example, if a practitioner wants to provide a large volume of oxygen, they can set the inspiratory time to 2.2 seconds and the flow rate control to 70 psi. This will result in a tidal volume of approximately 18 liters. On the other hand, if a practitioner wants to provide a smaller volume of oxygen, they can turn down the flow rate or reduce the inspiratory time.
In conclusion, the control box of the Mallard 2800 is a crucial component that enables practitioners to provide effective respiratory support for their patients. By understanding the function of the settings and how they can be adjusted, practitioners can ensure that they are providing the right amount of oxygen to their patients. If you have any questions about the Mallard 2800 or how to adjust the settings, don't hesitate to contact us.
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