Dräger adds new ventilator to Oxylog family
9 May 2008
The Oxylog 2000 plus is the newest member of the Oxylog
family of emergency and transport ventilators from Dräger Medical b.v. The device is
designed for ambulance services and emergency departments,
combining volume controlled ventilation with ventilation modes that
support patient’s spontaneous breathing.
Now as an option, patients can also be ventilated non-invasively. The
Oxylog 2000, a market mainstay for 15 years, will be phased out. The new
device joins the Oxylog 1000 and 3000 family in the second quarter of
The new Oxylog 2000 plus emergency
ventilator, developed by Dräger Medical b.v., subsidiary of Drägerwerk
AG & Co. KGaA has responded to customer demand for more advanced
ventilation possibilities in emergency care.
With the Oxylog 2000 plus emergency physicians, paramedics and EMTs
(Emergency Medical Technicians) can now choose between different
ventilation techniques — including the option pressure support
(spontaneous breathing support) and non-invasive ventilation.
Additionally, the synchronization with the patient’s breathing has
been improved resulting in a minimized trigger delay. The ventilator now
has a large display which is divided into three areas. At a glance,
users can see the monitored data, airway pressure and ventilation
The airway pressure is displayed in the form of a bar-graph showing
current and previous airway pressure measurements, breath by breath. It
weighs 5.4 kg, is splash proof, and continues functioning at ambient
temperatures of -20°C to +50° C. Drop tests ensure that it still functions after a fall from a
height of up to 75 cm.
Similar to the Oxylog 1000 and the Oxylog 3000, the Oxylog 2000 plus
is built to be suitable for use in air ambulances and helicopters. Following
the 'family-platform approach', the Oxylog 2000 plus is compatible with
the Oxylog 3000 carrying system and accessories.