Medical ventilator and method of controlling same

  • US 20040003813A1
  • Filed: 04/04/2003
  • Published: 01/08/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/30/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of controlling pulmonary ventilation for a ventilator supplying a breathing gas to a patient via a breathing circuit in fluid communication with at least one lung of the patient, the ventilator having a plurality of selectable ventilator setting controls governing supply of ventilation support from the ventilator, each setting control selectable to a level setting, the method comprising:

  • receiving at least one ventilator setting parameter signal, each ventilator setting parameter signal indicative of the level setting of one ventilator setting control;

    monitoring a plurality of sensors to determine the sufficiency of ventilation support received by the patient, each sensor operatively connected to a select one of the patient or the breathing circuit, each sensor generating an output signal; and

    controlling the level settings of the ventilator setting controls in response to the received ventilator setting parameter signal and the output signals.

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