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Test Lungs #69386 26/05/15 2:49 PM
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Hi guys

Just thought Id ask what people do for test lungs for checking vents etc.?

We use the 2L grey Drager lungs for checking our oxylog's in Theatres, however we find the staff manage to puncture them at an alarming rate. Does anyone know of a better test lung that would work on this kind of equipment?

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Al


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Re: Test Lungs [Re: Alan M] #69387 26/05/15 9:23 PM
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Hi, no, we use the same but don't generally have the puncture issue. What on earth are the staff up to?

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Re: Test Lungs [Re: Alan M] #69392 28/05/15 8:15 AM
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...maybe the peep valve is shut off.. :-)


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Re: Test Lungs [Re: Alan M] #69395 28/05/15 8:48 AM
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We have had the issue, firstly it is probably the way the test lungs are stored. The metal restrictor can cause punctures in the lung if it is left folded up or hanging from a circuit. Also we have found they are prone to punctures if dropped on the floor.

On a brighter note we recently purchased a new Oxylog and received a new style clear test lung with it this has a part code of: 2166062 or 2165694 is the old style blue lung. These are both made of a more durable material

Re: Test Lungs [Re: Alan M] #69396 28/05/15 1:24 PM
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Drager and Maquet sell a lung in a plastic sleeve type thingie thats a bit more robust, would that work?
We use it on Drager V500. But its only 1L.
Drager code MP02400.


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