Ventilator-Assisted Living©

Fall 2005, Vol. 19, No. 3

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Equipment

image of PLV ContinuumRespironics, Inc., announces the release of its new PLV® Continuum.™ The Continuum is a smaller, lighter (20 lbs.) version of the PLV®-100, but it can also provide pressure support and pressure control. Peak inspiratory pressure is 99 cm H2O.

It can also be used with children weighing more than 5 kg. A future issue of Ventilator-Assisted Living will include comments by ventilator users who are transitioning to the Continuum.


Travel

The Federal Aviation Administration under the U.S. Department of Transportation released a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) approving the use of portable oxygen concentrator devices brought onboard commercial aircraft by passengers, effective August 11, 2005. The only devices pre-approved for use now are the Inogen One (www.inogenone.com) and Lifestyle. Each airline is currently revising its policy.

For the complete SFAR, go to “Use of Certain Portable Oxygen Concentrator Devices Onboard Aircraft,” Docket No.: FAA 2004-18596; SFAR No. 106, RIN 2120-A130.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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