The Dräger Primus® was designed to be nothing less than your personal anaesthesia assistant. It’s a combination of time-tested design and state-of-the-art technology created to answer the demand for a modern, comprehensive anaesthesia solution for today’s increasingly complex healthcare environment.
The Primus® uses the familiar user interface and operating philosophy common to all current Dräger medical devices. This means that in spite of its impressive level of sophistication, your staff will spend a minimum amount of time learning how to use the Primus.
Features like fully automatic self-check, open architecture, standard user interfaces and flexible monitoring options were designed to help reduce costs, save time and allow caregivers to focus on their primary task – the patient.
An increasing percentage of critically ill patients in the operating room calls for new standards in anaesthesia platforms. With the E-Vent® plus high-speed electronic piston ventilator, the Primus® delivers just that – peak flow comparable to ICU ventilators while avoiding the need for drive gas. A full range of volume and pressure oriented modes provides the various options for every clinical situation. Additional advanced monitoring and ventilation mode packages are also available that will expand your capabilities.
The Dräger Primus® lets you monitor pulmonary function and ventilation parameters on a large, user-configurable 12,1“TFT colour display. Its open architecture design provides the option to add additional displays, permitting you to expand your monitoring capability to include haemodynamic and other data.
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Software Enhancements for the Primus® / Primus IE
The Primus® Software enhancements are the result of feedback received from experienced users. More than 30,000 Primus products have been installed worldwide. The innovative changes to the software contribute to even more improvements in patient care – and at the same time increase efficiency and productivity.
Case Study: Norwalk Whitepaper (PDF)
At this Connecticut hospital, clinicians are reaping the benefits of a multi-tiered platform in one, user-friendly format.
- Operational Application
- Integrated anesthesia workstation for all patients
- Patient categories
- Adults, pediatrics, neonates
- Fresh gas decoupling
- Ventilator technology
- Electronically-controlled E-Vent plus
- APL-Technology /
Precise manual ventilaton
- Dräger APL-Valve
- Breathing gas warmer
- Low- and minimal flow setting support
- Visual filling level of bag; Econometer; Low flow wizard
- CPAP in Man/Spon
- Volume Controlled (VC)
- VC Synchronized + PS
- Pressure Controlled (PC)
- PC Synchronized + PS
- Pressure Support
- Volume Controlled AutoFlow
- Screen Display
- User-configurable 12.1" TFT colour
- Vaporizers capability
- up to 2
- Device self test
- Automatic self test
- LOOPS (p/V-loop and flow/V-loop)
- Smart Pilot View
- Patient gas module
- in/ex O2, N2O, CO2, Agent
- Device versions
- Trolley version, wall version & ceiling version
- Breathing system
- integrated anesthetic gas monitoring
- Fresh-gas mixer
- electronic mixer (by setting values)
- O2, Air, N2O
- RFID Technology
- Serial interfaces
- 2x RS232
- Emergency ventilation in case of total gas supply failure
- Typical battery run-time in case of power supply failure
- up to 90 min
- Emergency start-up procedure