VENTILATOR START-UP PROTOCOL
Learn how to quickly set up your CARESCAPE R860 ventilator when you download the quick reference guide and follow instructions to:
- perform patient set-up
- run a system check
- start patient ventilation
- and more…
Watch tutorial videos on how to operate the CARESCAPE R860 ventilator here.
Download the Ventilator Training Alliance App to watch these videos on your smart device.
Access the complete CARESCAPE R860 User Reference Manual here.
Want more training? Download these instructions to gain access to our library of CARESCAPE R860 training modules.
Refer to this CARESCAPE R860 ventilator troubleshooting guide to help manage events.
Quickly cross reference terminology among ventilator manufacturers with our Ventilation Mode Nomenclature by Ventilator Brand guide
Download the presentation “Invasive Modes of Ventilation” to learn what respiratory controls are available on the CARESCAPE R860 ventilator.
Listen to experts discuss a variety of urgent topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The insights and best practices that these experts share are intended to help you manage patients suffering from the coronavirus and include observations from clinical cases. Return here for future recorded webinars that you can watch at your convenience - anytime, anywhere.
WEBINAR: COVID-19 Global Disease Dynamics and Hands-on Treatment Best Practices
Presented by Professor Luciano Gattinoni
Learn about differences between ARDS and COVID-19 patients with recommendations and criteria for ventilation. A live Q&A session is included.
Download Dr. Gattinoni’s slide presentation.
L. Gattinoni, et. al., COVID-19 pneumonia: different respiratory treatment for different phenotypes?
Intensive Care Medicine. 2020 April 14, 1-4 doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06033-2
WEBINAR: Ventilation of COVID-19 Patients
Presented by Dr. Rodrigo Cornjeo and Noberto Tiribelli
Hear from these experienced clinicians who share their insights on managing COVID-19 patients in Latin America.
NOTE: This webinar is presented in Spanish with English subtitles.
Download the slide presentation.
WEBINAR: Observations in Germany and ECMO Considerations
Presented by: Dr. Armin Kalenka and Dr. Philipp Lepper
Learn what criteria are used to make decisions on when to use mechanical ventilation and when to use extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment. A live Q&A is included.
Download the slide presentation.
TOOLS FOR PROTOCOLIZED WEANING
Help your patients reduce their length of stay by assessing their ability to wean off mechanical ventilation.1,2 Confidently perform a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) on the CARESCAPE R860 ventilator using the programmable SBT mode. Quickly customize settings for each case, so you can determine their ability to breathe on their own.
Set up your CARESCAPE R860 ventilator for patient weaning when you Download the quick reference guide on SBT Mode and Weaning Tools.
Stay informed by downloading the American Thoracic Society weaning guidelines here.
Watch the video "Weaning from mechanical ventilation in the ICU" to learn about using the SBT mode on the CARESCAPE R860 ventilator.
Learn the basics on how to conduct spontaneous breathing trials on the CARESCAPE R860 Ventilator. Download the "Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation using SBT" presentation.
- Hess DR, Kacmarek RM. Ventilator Liberation. In: Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation. Fourth Edition. McGraw-Hill Education; 2019:167-175.
- Haas CF, Loik PS. Ventilator Discontinuation Protocols. Respiratory Care. 2012;57(10):1649.
Protect yourself and your patients by using supplies and protocols that help prevent the spread of infectious agents when you review these resources.
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Download GE Healthcare Clinical Accessories guide to help support infection prevention and control.
VENTILATOR SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES
Assure a high level of respiratory support for your patients by using official CARESCAPE R860 ventilator accessories. Use these resources to become familiar with options available for GE Healthcare ventilator supplies.CARESCAPE R860 Ventilator Clinical Accessories Guide
See available Water Traps for Gas Monitoring Modules and Inspiratory Safety Guards that are compatible with your CARESCAPE R860 ventilator.
Find all ventilator accessories and supplies by visiting the GE Healthcare Service Shop.
COVID-19: Important information for clinicians considering use of anesthesia machines for patient ventilation
This is in accordance with the U.S. FDA guidance published March 2020, stating they do not object to the use of anesthesia machines for patients requiring ventilation.
IMPORTANT: This document contains off-label information. This information is only being provided for consideration during the COVID-19 pandemic. Regulatory authorities (e.g. U.S. FDA, Health Canada, TGA, EU Competent Authorities) have not cleared or approved these anesthesia devices as safe and effective for use as ICU ventilators. The use of these devices as ICU ventilators has not been verified or validated. Use of the devices in this manner is at the sole discretion and responsibility of the clinician or device owner and is done at his/her own (liability) risk.
Find this document and more by visiting Anesthesia Delivery Systems User Resources.
SERVICE TOOLS TO SUPPORT VENTILATOR UPTIME DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
Complimentary access is available for CARESCAPE R860 and Engstrom™ ventilator technical reference manuals and PC service applications during the COVID-19 crisis. GE Healthcare will make performance support videos accessible during this COVID-19 emergency at no cost.
IMPORTANT: These service tools and documentation were previously issued only in conjunction with our 4-day, in-person ventilator training. During the COVID-19 crisis, the training requirement is waived to help avoid any potential delay in ventilator operation. Procedures described in these resources should only be performed by trained service professionals who have knowledge and experience with ventilators and who have read and comply with the instructions therein.
ENGSTROM AND iVent VENTILATOR TRAINING RESOURCES
Find instructions on how to operate two of our popular, older legacy ventilators. Use these resources to help you run these ventilators if they are in your fleet of available ventilators to use during the COVID-19 crisis.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY RESOURCES
Stay in contact with industry experts and your peers when you visit these professional society web sites. Learn more about their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.