The NEO2 Blend series represents the ideal blender model for the NICU application. It comes with a 0-15 lpm flow meter close mounted to the left hand side (this makes an perfect spot to attach a resuscitation bag). The right side comes installed with either a 0-1, 0-3.5, or 1-15 lpm flowmeter (depending on the model you choose), which allows for use with a nasal cannula, CPAP, etc. The right side flow meter is installed on an integrated bleed control switch: when the right side is not needed, the bleed flow (3 lpm) can be disabled by pushing and rotating the flow meter forward when needed, simply return it to the upright position and use as desired.
The NEO2 Blend model features a 0-15 lpm flow meter very close mounted to the left side of the blender. This keeps the footprint as small as possible and minimizes the amount of wall space required. The Right side flow meter can be configured with three different options (depending on the needs and practice of the unit), but has a unique feature in that the bleed flow (3 lpm) can be disabled when the right side flowmeter is not needed, by simply pushing the flow meter in towards the body of the blender and rotating forward. To use the right side, simply rotate the flow meter to the upright position and the flow meter will automatically lock into place.
2003-Standard Low Flow Blender
The 2003 is the standard low flow blender that most people are familiar with. It consists of oxygen DISS ports on both the right and left side. The user can install the flow meters of their choice.
Note: When a flow meter is installed on the right side port, the bleed flow (3 lpm) is active (and remains active until either the right side flow meter is removed, or the blender is disconnected from the gas supply). Because of the presence of the DISS port and the minimum distance required by a flow meter with a DISS fitting, the overall side-to-side width of this configuration is considerably wider than the NeO2 Blend model.