CareFusion has introduced a portable LTV 1100 ventilator for adults and children who require mechanical ventilation at home.

The CareFusion LTV 1100 ventilator is designed to enhance the mobility of patients with spinal injuries or neuro-muscular diseases who require continuous ventilation to breathe.

The LTV1100 ventilator offers features common to ventilators used in hospital intensive care units, but in a small, easy-to-use, durable package for patient and caregivers.

The system enables all-day portability for active, ambulatory patients in vehicles, wheelchairs, walkers or scooters, or can be attached to a wall, bedside table or patient gurney.

The LTV 1100 ventilator enables non-invasive positive pressure ventilation for patients with chronic ventilatory failure, an approach reported to reduce the risk of respiratory infection, improve voice function and enhance quality of life.

It also features a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) mode, which uses a rapid shallow breathing index to evaluate a patient’s readiness to be weaned off of the ventilator.