Evaluation: Draeger Oxylog 3000 plus Transport Ventilator for Intrahospital Use

October 17, 2019 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • The Oxylog 3000 plus is a full-featured portable ventilator designed to provide automated ventilatory support to patients during interhospital or intrahospital transport and in emergency situations.
  • It is a time-cycled, volume-controlled, and pressure-controlled ventilator for patients requiring mandatory or assisted ventilation with a tidal volume from 50 mL upward.
  • Operating principles:
    • Unlike most other transport ventilators, which have an internal turbine to supply compressed air, this ventilator runs on compressed oxygen (50 psi), entraining room air as necessary.
    • During inspiration, a gas blender delivers the variable inspiratory flow as a mixture of supply gas oxygen and ambient air in accordance with the ventilation mode and required oxygen concentration.
  • Major features: a) This product has some features that are comparable to those found in intensive care ventilators, including adaptively targeted mandatory pressure breaths (PC-CMVa and PC-IMVa,s), integrated capnography, and leak compensation. (Classifications such as this use the ventilator mode taxonomy developed by Robert Chatburn; we use this taxonomy to help readers compare ventilator models from different manufacturers. For more information about this taxonomy, see Mechanical Ventilation: Manufacturer-Specific Terminology for Ventilation Modes and Features.

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