The Drager Primus is a state-of-the-art anesthesia workstation built with time-tested technology, designed to be a comprehensive anesthesia solution for the modern healthcare environment. With an intuitive user interface and open architecture design, medical professionals can easily customize the Draeger Primus for a variety of clinical applications.
The Primus features an electrically driven and electronically controlled gas delivery system and ICU-standard ventilation. The unit is available with advanced monitoring capabilities and ventilation modes, a large writing tray, and other add-ons to fully meet your facility’s needs.
The Drager Primus Anesthesia workstation is available refurbished. For more information contact our representative today.
Ease of Use: Apollo plays an important role in optimizing your anesthesia workflow and reducing process costs with features. Such as the fully automatic self-test. Since no user interaction is required, you are free to get on with other jobs. In addition to providing you with invaluable assistance through best-in-class therapy, Apollo also offers you an open-platform architecture – enabling it to be easily integrated into your overall workflow.
Advanced ventilation: Apollo has the ventilation technology to care for patients of any age and acuity. The E-Vent plus servo controlled high-speed piston ventilator works with great precision to supply a maximum peak flow far in excess of any bellows ventilator, resulting in the kind of performance previously only seen in the ICU. Additionally, unlike a bellows ventilator, it requires no drive gas. The very short response time has clear physiological benefits for your patients while the digital precision helps you make the most of the latest ventilation modes.
Enhanced monitoring: Create your own custom-designed anesthesia workstation by adding our Infinity® Omega Solution and InnovAiT Anesthesia information management system. Infinity’s Pick and Go transport solution not only offers seamless monitoring during transport, its intelligent Docking stations and clean cabling system minimize transition times while helping Optimize data continuity and patient care.
Unique low-flow wizard: Apollo is designed to support the user in optimal low and minimal flow settings. The consistent use of low-flow anesthesia techniques can significantly reduce the cost of inhalational anesthetic agent. Reducing the fresh gas flow from 3L/min to 1L/min can result in anesthetic agent savings of up to 50%.
- Weight (without vaporizers and gas cylinders) 365 lbs. (165 kg)
- Dimensions (H × W × D) 59 × 33.5 × 31.5 inches (150 × 85 × 80 cm)
- Power 200 W, typically
- Operating voltage 100 to 127 VAC (- 15 % + 10 %) 45 – 65 Hz
- Integrated power backup At least 30 min, typically 90 min; Depending on ventilation
- Ventilator E-Vent® plus Electrically driven and electronically controlled, fresh gas decoupled
- Ventilation modes Manual, spontaneous, Volume Mode, Pressure Mode Optional/Synchronization: Pressure Support (PS), Volume Mode
- Pressure limitation PMAX (in Volume Mode) (PEEP + 10) up to 70 cmH2O
- Pressure limitation PINSP (in Pressure Mode) (PEEP + 5) up to 70 cmH2O
- Trigger 0.3 – 15 L/min
- Tidal volume VT (compliance compensated) 20 – 1400 mL
- (in Volume Mode) 5 – 1400 mL (with advanced ventilation option)
- Breathing frequency (freq.) 3 – 100 bpm
- Inspiration time (TINSP) 0.2 – 6.7 s
- Inspiration/Expiration time ratio (I:E) max. 5:1
- Plateau time (TIP:TINSP) 0 – 60 %
- Inspiratory flow (in Pressure Mode) max. 150 L/min
- PEEP in Volume Mode 0 – 20 cmH2O (max. PMAX – 10 cmH2O)
- PEEP in Pressure Mode 0 – 20 cmH2O (max. Pinsp – 5 cmH2O)
- Fresh-gas flow 0 – 10 L/min for each gas (oxygen, air, nitrous oxide)
- TSLOPE (in Pressure Mode and Pressure Support) 0 – 2 s
- Total system leakage < 150 mL/min at 30 cmH2O (automatic leak test)
- O2 flow control Sensitive ORC function: at least 21 Vol.-% with N2O as carrier gas
- O2 flush > 35 L/min
The Apollo has been designed in response to feedback from anesthesiologists and CRNAs from the United States. Dräger has developed a consistent and accepted user interface between Apollo and its entire anesthesia Delivery platform including the Fabius GS, Fabius GS premium and the Fabius Tiro. Apollo has many practical and
Ergonomically sound features
- All functional elements in easy reach of seated or standing user
- Unique breathing bag arm design provides the ultimate in flexibility
- Unique larger swivel writing surface
- Integrated auxiliary O2 and pressure gauge where you need them
- 2 deep drawers for storage (one lockable storage drawer)
- Integrated footrest and centrally operated brake
- Integrated and dimmable task lighting
- Integrated power outlet for desflurane vaporizer
- 2 or 3 vaporizer mount – Autoexclusion interlock system
- Simple, straightforward start-up reduces the burden on the staff and provides complete information on device status
- Enhanced troubleshooting with clear text directions
- Integrated breathing system elimates external hoses and clutter, reducing risk of misconnection and disconnection
- Automatic self test-fully automatic, lasts approximately three minutes, reflects the results to the user and theresults are available to the user at any time.
Piston vs bellows
The anesthesia ventilator has traditionally been based upon a bellows design. After many years of producing bellows type anesthesia ventilators, Dräger adopted the piston design as the platform for the future. The following summary highlights the key features of the piston design and the rationale for adopting this technology.