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Vela® Ventilator

ECRI Response

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ECRI has upgraded the status of VELA to "Acceptable". This upgrade in status was published in their latest Ventilator Evaluation. They also addressed the fact that the software upgrade was done voluntarily by VIASYS and was not pending FDA approval

Monitoring & Communications rated Good User Interface rated Excellent for ease of use

· Performance · Quality of Construction · Reliability all rated Good

ACCEPTABLE reclassification printed in Health Devices, June 2006, Volume 35, Number 6

ECRI welcomes any inquires into their evaluation of the VELA product line. For direct communications with ECRI please contact:

Alarm Default Settings modified to 40 cmH2O High PPEAK

Patrice Hughes

Project Engineer Health Devices Group Phone: +1 (610) 825-6000 extension 5546 [email protected]

United States: 22745 Savi Ranch Parkway Yorba Linda, CA 92887 U.S.A. Toll-Free: (800) 231-2466 Phone: +1 (714) 283-2228 Fax: +1 (714) 283-8493

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Europe: Leibnizstrasse 7 D-97204 Hoechberg Germany Phone: +49 (0) 931 4972 - 0 Fax: +49 (0) 931 4972 - 423

Asia: 1605B Sino Plaza 255-257 Gloucester Road Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Phone: +(852) 2891 8026 Fax: +(852) 2893 6939



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