Covidien Announces Launch of Puritan Bennett(TM) 520 Portable Ventilator

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in mechanical ventilation and respiratory care devices, today announced that the Puritan Bennett(TM) 520 ventilator is now available in the European Union. The Puritan Bennett 520 ventilator is compact, lightweight (4.5 kg) and portable. It provides reliable mobile respiratory support for adult and pediatric patients who require mechanical ventilation for portions of the day or night or need transitional ventilator support.Complementing the recently launched Puritan Bennett 560 ventilator, the Puritan Bennett 520 ventilator is designed to maximize freedom and flexibility for patients and caregivers, with a lithium ion battery that provides up to five hours of power.

James E. Willett, Vice President and General Manager, Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions, Covidien said, The Puritan Bennett 520 ventilator enables patients to live with greater independence, while providing caregivers with the peace of mind that comes with a reliable and trusted ventilation system.  In addition, the product offers a wide range of advanced ventilator features, such as guaranteed tidal volume, that help address the changing needs of patients with progressive respiratory disease.

The Puritan Bennett 520 ventilator has a number of data management capabilities that enable patient compliance tracking and management of patient records. Clinicians and caregivers can use the system’s Puritan Bennett Respiratory Insight software to view, analyze and archive up to 12 months of detailed patient trend data and detailed waveforms. Data can easily be transferred from the ventilator to a clinician’s computer through a USB memory device.