Requiring only a minimum of space, the HAMILTON-C1 combines invasive and noninvasive modes as well as high flow oxygen therapy with maximum mobility. This makes it an ideal companion for all patient groups in the intensive care unit, emergency ward, recovery room or intermediate care, long-term acute care facilities, and during intrahospital transport. The integrated high-performance turbine enables the HAMILTON-C1 to be completely independent from compressed air. In addition, it provides a peak flow rate of up to 260 l/min, guaranteeing optimal performance even in noninvasive ventilation. The HAMILTON-C1 includes Hamilton Medical's standardized Ventilation Cockpit user interface and the unique intelligent ventilation mode, Adaptive Support Ventilation (ASV®). Intelligent Ventilation for long-term acute care
The HAMILTON-C1 mechanical ventilator provides effective, safe, and lung-protective ventilation for adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients. For neonatal patients, a specifically developed neonatal proximal flow sensor is used. The tidal volume range goes down to 2 ml.
The high-performance turbine enables the HAMILTON-C1 mechanical ventilator to be completely independent from compressed air, and its integrated high-capacity battery allows you to ventilate your patients during intrahospital transport without the need of an external power source. The light weight and compact design of the HAMILTON-C1 mechanical ventilator make handling much easier.
Thanks to its biphasic pneumatic design, the ventilator always yields to spontaneous breathing in all modes. This is achieved through a special valve control system independent of any trigger mechanism.
The noninvasive ventilation modes deliver pressure-supported, flow-cycled spontaneous breaths (NIV and NIV-ST mode) and pressure-controlled, time-cycled mandatory breaths (NIV-ST). In NIV modes, the ventilator functions as a demand flow system. When pressure support in NIV mode is set to zero, the ventilator functions like a conventional CPAP system.
Compared to a compressed-air-based intensive care ventilator, the HAMILTON-C1 ventilator provides a higher peak flow rate of over 260 l/min due to an integrated high-performance turbine. This guarantees optimal performance even with large leaks. In addition, the IntelliTrig leak compensation function adapts to changing breath patterns and airway leaks to achieve optimum synchronization between patient and device.
All Hamilton Medical ventilators feature the intelligent ventilation mode, Adaptive Support Ventilation (ASV®). ASV continuously adjusts respiratory rate, tidal volume, and inspiratory time depending on the patient’s lung mechanics and effort. ASV adapts ventilation breath-by-breath, 24 hours a day, from intubation to extubation.
A lung-protective strategy ensures ASV’s safety. ASV attempts to guide the patient using a favorable breathing pattern and avoids potentially detrimental patterns. ASV has been a well established mode in critical care since 1998 and has become a standard mode in many units around the world.
The IntelliTrig function automatically adjusts the inspiratory and expiratory trigger sensitivity to airway leaks and ensures optimal synchronization with the patient’s breathing pattern. This is achieved both with invasively and noninvasively ventilated patients.
The nCPAP modes are designed so that you only need to set the desired CPAP pressure. The flow is subsequently adjusted automatically based on patient conditions and potential leaks. This prevents unintended peak pressures, guarantees highly efficient leak compensation, and helps to reduce oxygen consumption. Flow adjustment occurs very rapidly due to high sensitivity of the pressure measurement.
The Dynamic Lung panel is part of the Ventilation Cockpit. It displays tidal volume, lung compliance, interaction with the heart, patient triggering, and resistance in real-time. The lungs expand and contract in synchrony with actual breaths. The shape of the lungs changes with compliance. Numeric values for resistance (Rinsp) and compliance (Cstat) are also displayed.
The Vent Status panel is part of the Ventilation Cockpit. It displays six parameters related to the patient’s ventilator dependence, including oxygenation, CO2 elimination, and patient activity. A floating indicator (floater) that moves up and down within the column shows the value for a given parameter. The panel is updated breath by breath. When all values are in the weaning zone, the Vent Status panel is framed in green, indicating that spontaneous breathing trials should be considered.