David J Barillo MD, FACS, FCCM
Colonel (ret) United States Army Reserve
“When a patient cannot be oxygenated or ventilated on other ventilators, conversion to the VDR® often allows rapid correction of hypoxia, hypercarbia, or both...the VDR® is an excellent first choice for patients with pneumonia or smoke inhalation injury. I have never found anything that facilitates clearance of airway secretions or mucus plugging more effectively.”


The VDR®-4 is a hospital staple for reliable Flow Ventilation® therapy, offering a proven solution for ventilating patients of all populations who have failed conventional types of ventilation. The VDR®-4 is dependable when other devices fail.

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Effective for most hospital patient populations, including those in the NICU and PICU, the VDR®-4 is a versatile tool for critical and intensive care respiratory ventilation and used for newborns and children as a non-invasive option for those failing NCPAP and High Flow therapies. Flow Ventilation® enables improved clearance of secretions while supporting lung recruitment and gas exchange. The Phasitron® Kit provides lung conditioning therapy and the ability to interface with hospital humidification systems. The unit is paired with The Universal Monitron® to provide visual waveform, real-time pressures, and alarms.

Patients who may benefit include those with the following conditions:  
  • ARDS (Including H1N1)
  • Atelectasis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pre-ECMO patients
  • Burns
  • NICU patients 
  • PICU patients
  • Adult patients (including bariatric)
Pulmonary complications of:
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Alpha-1
  • SMA
  • ALS
  • Burns

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  • Improves outcomes for patients on ECMO
  • Ventilates patients failing other modes of ventilation
  • Restores FRC and may reduce need for ECMO
  • Assists with weaning from ECMO
  • Improves Oxygenation and reduces PaCO2
  • Improves airway clearance (such as meconium)
  • May be used non-invasively, particularly in the NICU


  • Independent time controls
  • Demand CPAP
  • Biphasic ventilation
  • Additional lung recruitment tools available
  • Built-in Air O2 blender

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