SIMV - Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation
The GE Healthcare 7900 SmartVent advanced feature SIMV (Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation) expands the clinical capabilities of our anesthesia delivery portfolio to help meet the needs of your patients.
With broad patient range capability, an adjustable flow trigger, and trigger window, the SIMV mode helps simplify the work of caring for your spontaneously breathing patients.
SIMV is designed to provide assured rates and tidal volumes in a manner that supplements the patient’s own spontaneous efforts. By synchronizing to the patient’s effort, the ventilator responds to the patient's breathing needs.
Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation allows the ventilator to sense a patient's own breathing and permit spontaneous breathing between mechanical ventilations, while providing sufficient mandatory breaths should the patient’s own rate fall below a preset value.
Because of the synchronization provided in SIMV mode, the ventilator will assist a patient’s own breath when that breath falls within the synchronization window as specified by the clinician. These synchronized ventilations can help overcome difficulties experienced when patients attempt to compete with controlled mechanical ventilation.
During the course of general anesthesia, various agents can affect the overall respiratory rate and volume. Among these are narcotics, inhalation agents, neuromuscular blocking agents, sedatives, or any combination of these drugs. The application of SIMV is well suited to manage these situations providing for a minimum volume.
- SmartVent tidal volume compensation system works in all mandatory breaths.
- Adjustable trigger window allows fine-tuning to the patient’s breathing pattern.
- Respiratory rate is adjustable from 2 to 60 bpm.
- Provides assured rate and tidal volume for a minimum minute ventilation
- Automatic synchronization with mandatory breaths
- Improved synchronization of breaths helps the ventilator respond to the patient's breathing needs.