Section III. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
There are many phases of operation in the Babybird ventilator. To help ensure
the ventilator is operational when needed, perform PMCS as required and make any
PERFORM PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
a. Inspect the Case.
Check for broken, loose, or missing control knobs.
Check for broken glass and gauges.
Check for rusted and chipped surfaces.
b. Inspect the Air/Oxygen Regulator. Look for cracks, loose fittings, and air
c. Inspect the Tubing and Hoses. Inspect for dry rot, deterioration, crimps, and
leaking or damaged connector fittings.
d. Inspect the Blender.
Test the operation of the alarm according to the manufacturer's literature.
(2) Check the oxygen and air regulators to ensure proper adjustment to
output pressure of 50 psi plus or minus five psi.
e. Inspect the Outflow Valve and the Patient Circuit.
Check for cracks.
Check for leaks.
Check for discoloration.
f. Perform a Function Check.
(1) In the spontaneous-breathing mode, ensure there is a minimum of
20cmH20 deflection when the red handle of the outflow valve is moved through its entire
range. Check for negative pressure by opening the expiratory-flow gradient control.