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#1 PediRN

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:51 PM

Is anyone using the ReVel ventilators? If so what are your thoughts? Are you having any issues with them?


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:39 AM

feel free to contact me off-line via e-mail...what ventilators are you using now? what capabilities are you looking for? what price point are you looking at? etc.... sean.smith@critical-care.pro
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:24 AM

Is anyone using the ReVel ventilators? If so what are your thoughts? Are you having any issues with them?

We have LTV 1200s and are demo-ing the revel. I'll let you know how it goes, but I really am looking forward to ditching the sprint pack, a better blower with increased flow, more flexible leak compensation and PRVC.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:07 PM

We have LTV 1200s and are demo-ing the revel. I'll let you know how it goes, but I really am looking forward to ditching the sprint pack, a better blower with increased flow, more flexible leak compensation and PRVC.


We just received 2 Revel vents. So far extremely impressive...size, weight, function, ease of use, batteries,etc.. Very easy transition from the LTV...
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:22 PM

We just received 2 Revel vents. So far extremely impressive...size, weight, function, ease of use, batteries,etc.. Very easy transition from the LTV...


I would like to know how the Revel holds up and performs. We just returned the Enve, as it continued to have multiple issues in air and ground transport. Great ventilator, just probably better served in a more controlled environment.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

I would like to know how the Revel holds up and performs. We just returned the Enve, as it continued to have multiple issues in air and ground transport. Great ventilator, just probably better served in a more controlled environment.


Hey Rick,

Completely different product from the Enve. Truly designed for what we do. So far very impressive. Essentially a miniaturization of the LTV 1200...weighing 10 pounds, no sprinter battery pack. Hot swappable 4 hour batteries, PRVC, easier to access sub menu items, etc. Will post back in a few months how it performs...
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:35 AM

Hey Rick,

Completely different product from the Enve. Truly designed for what we do. So far very impressive. Essentially a miniaturization of the LTV 1200...weighing 10 pounds, no sprinter battery pack. Hot swappable 4 hour batteries, PRVC, easier to access sub menu items, etc. Will post back in a few months how it performs...


Great. I think that the LTVs we have to replace the Enves are proven and work, but are older technology with a bit of bulkiness to go along with that.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:14 AM

I figured I'd check back in and see how the Revel is holding up. Any feedback is welcome!
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:52 PM

I figured I'd check back in and see how the Revel is holding up. Any feedback is welcome!

Essentially a mini LTV 1200. No issues. Battery life excellent. Size and weight are amazing. Great customer support from Carefusion. Had 2 of their RRTs spend two full days with us conducting training plus they are coming back in July to do 2 CEU classes on mechanical ventilation and NPPV. We made a great choice.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:31 AM

Essentially a mini LTV 1200. No issues. Battery life excellent. Size and weight are amazing. Great customer support from Carefusion. Had 2 of their RRTs spend two full days with us conducting training plus they are coming back in July to do 2 CEU classes on mechanical ventilation and NPPV. We made a great choice.



Thanks! I'll pass that along to our management, if that's ok.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:34 PM

Any idea if the ReVel will be licensed for use in Canada? We currently use the 1200 which have great functionality but the ReVel looks like a great transport solution.

Thanks
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:02 AM

The 1200 and the ReVel are both good vents. They're both knobby when trying to access special functions: BiPAP for the 1200and AutoPEEP and plateau pressure for PCV. PRVC is a good mode, however, it is not the be all end all on modes. If your pt is not adequately sedated, you can and will thoroughly @#%& your pt's &%#@ up.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:29 AM

What about the EN VE? Looks like essentially the same with a more user riendly screen - to bad no loop capability however.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:51 AM

What about the EN VE? Looks like essentially the same with a more user riendly screen - to bad no loop capability however.


From what I've heard it's great for inTRA hospital, but horrible for inTER hospital. Alarms are way too sensitive to transport noise/vibration.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:05 AM

From what I've heard it's great for inTRA hospital, but horrible for inTER hospital. Alarms are way too sensitive to transport noise/vibration.


We tried the Enve. It did have a loop circuit and had a ton of features. It did not handle transports well, we had several documented instances of failure to ventilate or over ventilation. The exhaust diaphragm was problematic. We had to cease use of them, with the ventilators eventually being recalled. http://product-recal...Ve-Ventilators. I wouldn't call their interface necessarily better then the Revel. I think the Enve is ahead of its time. The options available far exceed most day to day transport operations.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:21 PM

Not sure why you'd have to do a plateau pressure in Pressure Control Ventilation. And yeah the 1200 can be a bit of a pain putting it into NIPPV mode but it's not that bad. I just like the idea of anything smaller that does the job and our whole crew is familiar with the 1200 so there would be less training/transition to a similar platform.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:27 PM

Not sure why you'd have to do a plateau pressure in Pressure Control Ventilation. And yeah the 1200 can be a bit of a pain putting it into NIPPV mode but it's not that bad. I just like the idea of anything smaller that does the job and our whole crew is familiar with the 1200 so there would be less training/transition to a similar platform.


I will determine the plateau pressure to initiate pressure ventilation if volume ventilation isn't adequate.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:25 PM

Sure, that makes sense. Thought you meant doing it straight up in PCV.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

Are any revel users having problems with revel vent and setting up for bilevel ventilation? Having alot of problems with using non invasive mode and transitioning patients off hospital bipap vision to the revel.
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#20 MSDeltaFlt

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

Are any revel users having problems with revel vent and setting up for bilevel ventilation? Having alot of problems with using non invasive mode and transitioning patients off hospital bipap vision to the revel.


Define "problems". Because I haven't had any issues wiith the BiPAP.
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