What Does A Trilogy Ventilator Do?

Updated on December 3, 2020

Benefit from a unique blend of pressure and volume-control facilities with the Trilogy machine which is increasingly being used for invasive and non-invasive ventilation. The Philips Trilogy 202 has already gained massive popularity amongst the medical fraternity with its versatile breath delivery options while keeping the entire process simple to comprehend. You can easily bid adieu to the burdens of undertaking equipment exchanges every now and then with this Philips offering. 

The Trilogy 202 implements simpler passive circuits to compensate for leaks in its volume and pressure control modes and bring along substantial time and cost savings. Alterations in circuit preferences can also be accommodated by the Philips Trilogy 202 ventilator which supports both passive and active exhalation breathing circuits. Let us now take a look at the unique features of this compact device:

  • Portability

The flexible options of a three-hour internal battery along with an optional three-hour detachable battery keeps the device running properly during intra-hospital transports. You can be guaranteed about providing optimum care to the patients even in the cases of delays and detours while going to the hospital. The ventilator runs on an array of power sources so that the Lithium-Ion battery is used once the external lead acid battery or AC power is unavailable. The integrated carrying handle of this Philips device further adds to its portability meter. 

  • Data 

All historical ventilator data gets stored conveniently in its secure digital SD card slot. This is particularly helpful in reviewing the treatment trends through the DirectView software wherein the information can be classified according to usage patterns, statistics, long-term trends, short-term trends and breath-by-breath waveforms. Healthcare workers can also upload the patient’s prescription through the SD card. 

  • Auto-Track Algorithm

The patient-ventilator synchrony gets improved through the integrated Auto-Trak algorithm which adjusts to the dynamic leaks and changing breathing patterns. This automatic operation brings down the time spent by clinicians on re-fitting masks and adjusting alarm thresholds. You can take your pick amongst different conventional volume-control modes like AC, SIMV and CV. The ventilator can automatically compensate for pressure whenever cuff leaks are detected at the time of either invasive or non-invasive ventilation. 

  • Setup

The Trilogy 202 works with equal versatility whether you are in a chronic or sub-acute care environment. It becomes easy to make out the patient’s health stats through the intuitive user-interface and colour screen of the device. The integrated blender offers oxygen administration between 21-100%.

  • Different Treatment Options

The Trilogy ventilator supports two different treatment prescriptions to keep your therapy sessions more comfortable. Its ramp function, for example is helpful when a patient tries to fall asleep as it lowers down the pressure. This will then continually increase unless the prescription pressure is reached. Greater pressure relief is offered by its flex comfort feature during the expiratory part of breathing. 

  • Tactile Buttons
  • First comes the Start/Stop button which can be used for turning the airflow on or off during therapy. 
  • The Alarm Indicator silences the alarm’s audible portion temporarily. However, the alarm sounds again on passage of one minute if its trigger is not corrected. The alarm silence period is reset to a minute every time this button is pressed. 
  • Third comes the Up/Down button which helps to edit device settings while navigating through the display menu.
  • The Left and Right buttons help clinicians in performing certain on-screen actions or selecting the display options easily.
  • LED Indicators
  • The white keypad backlight LEDs turn on while using the Up/Down, Start/Stop and Left/Right buttons. 
  • The green AC Power LED lights up at the lower right-hand corner of the device’s front panel whenever AC power is supplied to the device and the lights remains on until adequate AC power is available to run the device.
  • High priority alarms are indicated by a red LED on the Audio Pause button. 
  • A yellow light flashes when a medium priority alarm sounds off whereas a solid yellow light stands for a low priority alarm. 

Final Words

Previously, ventilators used to have very bulky statures and they kept the patients permanently bound to the bed. But over time, this device has undergone massive makeover to become handier while packing in a bigger variety of features and functions. The non-invasive Trilogy device can guarantee you total mobility along with even more efficiency than its predecessor models. 

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