Introducing the Tafonius, the only piston driven large animal ventilator on the market.
Designed for the demanding veterinary environment, the Tafonius has no need for a driving gas supply and has an uninterruptable power supply that means it can continue running for up to six hours in the event of a power failure – that is all your monitoring and ventilation with no interruptions.
Controlled via a large 15” touch-screen computer, the ventilator is easy to set up and control. There is reporting feedback on ventilation parameters, as well as fully configurable patient monitoring, giving you more control. Set up which parameters you would like to show, where you would like to see them and even set the colour that you are used to working with. These configurations can be saved per user, so you can simply switch on the machine, choose a saved configuration, and get started. Patient data is recorded and stored for later retrieval and analysis.
Additional features include PEEP, where the ventilator applies a pressure at the end of each breath to ensure that the alveoli are not prone to collapse, improving oxygenation. CPAP – continuous, positive airway pressure to overcome hypoxaemia, the insufficient oxygenation of arterial blood. Assist mode – helping get oxygen into a patient that is not taking in regular breaths and a buffer volume controller.
What makes the Tafonius different from any other ventilator?
Tafonius does not use any pressurised gas to drive the ventilator. Instead a precision motor system controls piston movement. This results in silent operation, reduced running costs and precise control. The advanced motor system and motor control means that the piston can behave like a virtual bag during spontaneous ventilation and during the expiratory phase of controlled ventilation.
It also means that any part of the respiratory cycle can be executed as a series of phases of varying lengths. Any phase can have a resolution of less than 1/100th second. During normal IPPV for example, only one phase is used during inspiration and this lasts the full length of inspiration. During expiration multiple phases are used each one lasting 5ms (200 times per second). In each of these phases the airway pressure is measured and the piston moved accordingly. Not only does this system provide very smooth control of breathing but allows the implementation of an Airway Servo System to control patient airway pressure.
Airway Servo Pressure
If the Servo Airway pressure is set to 0 cm H2O then the patient experiences no resistance to breathing out, significantly reducing the work of breathing. To the patient it feels like exhaling to ambient with no machine attached. If the Servo Airway pressure is set to 5cm H2O then the patient experiences 5cm of CPAP or PEEP. With the combination of multiple phases and an Airway Servo System, any pattern of breathing can be designed and implemented. In time, researchers will develop a library of ventilating modes, patterns, sequences and manoeuvres that can be used to ventilate your patient. No longer will you need to buy a machine to obtain new features.
• 20L maximum tidal volume capacity • No pressurised gas required. • Independent control of tidal volume, inspiratory time, and respiratory rate • Reported values for minute volume, inspiratory flow rate, expiratory time, and I:E ratio • Servo mode for spontaneously breathing patients, prior to IPPV. • Adjustable FiO2 • Adjustable CPAP
Anaesthesia: • Closed circle system with 3kg CO2 absorber • 0-10L/minute Oxygen control • Selectatec (TM) system for easy agent change • Supports Halothane, Isoflurane, Sevoflurane, Desflurane and Enflurane • Active or passive scavenging facility • Oxygen flush
Monitoring: • Single-lead ECG • End-tidal and inspired CO2, oxygen, and anaesthetic agent • Nitrous oxide and oxygen • Pulse-oximetry • Invasive blood pressure • Airway pressure • Dual temperature
72 x 36 x 33"
140kg (fully fitted)
Powder-coated stainless steel
90-240v AC 50/60Hz
12/24v DC sealed lead-acid (SLA) batteries
4 x mains supply outlets (fused)
In-built lead-acid chargers @ max 5A charge
15" touch screen, resistive technology
Piped gases or E cylinders (max 2)
Optional piped gas
From environment and internally blended
Active (flow controlled) or passive
Maximum 20L, minimum 20mL
Maximum 30, minimum 2 (IPPV mode)
Maximum working pressure:
Volatile agents supported:
All common agents using Selectatec(TM) mounts
Single channel +/- 10mV
Single channel, systolic/diastolic/MAP
Single channel, transmission and reflectance probes available
Inspired and expired values for: Isoflurane, Halothane, Sevoflurane, Desflurane, Enflurane
Single channel expired/inspired values (%, mmHg or kPa)
Inspired/expired values (mmHg)
Inspired/expired values (mmHg)
Two channels. Absolute and delta (T1-T2) readings
Continuous display (cm H2O)
'E' Size Cylinder (s), Piped Gas
Optional O2 Alarm
Emergency 02 Flush
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Why is an Equipment Care Plan The Right Thing for your Vital Equipment?
Planned preventative maintenance is your best defence against sudden failure of vital, frequently used equipment. Much of the equipment we see in practice today has been recycled and is of an age where failure of components is highly likely unless routine maintenance is carried out.
By regularly having your equipment serviced you are extending the life of your equipment and ensuring it is working to its full ability
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