The Dräger Vapor 2000 (Vapor 2000) is a non-heated, calibrated vaporizer designed to enrich the fresh gas ﬂow of an anesthesia delivery system with a controlled amount of anesthetic vapor.
Different models of this single-agent vaporizer are intended for use with one of the following agents:
Isoﬂurane, Halothane, Enﬂurane, or Sevoﬂurane. Vapor 2000 is not intended for use with Desﬂurane, or for use within a breathing circuit.
The Vapor is inserted in the fresh gas line of the anesthesia delivery system which typically delivers a continuous fresh gas ﬂow. The Vapor is connected between the fresh gas ﬂow-
control unit and the fresh gas outlet. The Vapor is not suitable for use in a breathing system due to
high pneumatic resistance. The concentration delivered is, for the most part, not inﬂuenced by operating and ambient conditions, such as temperature, gas ﬂow and ventilation pressure. Proper functioning of the Vapor is dependent on the direction of ﬂow. The vaporizer must be connected and operated in
accordance with the direction of ﬂow speciﬁed on the machine. The use of the Vapor with different anesthesia delivery systems is, therefore, only permissible and safe when it is used
with the appropriate special adapters. Simultaneous operation of several Vapors switched on in
series is not permissible, particularly for different anesthetic agents.
Due to the pneumatic principle and the low amount of ferromagnetic material, Vapor 2000 can generally be used in magnetic ﬁelds, i. e. in conjunction with nuclear spin tomography (MRI) together with anesthetic workstations suitable for MRI.
Dräger recommends that the output concentration is monitored to detect any hazardous output values, using a monitor providing continuous measurement as well as upper and lower alarm limits.Installation and/or operation with anesthesia delivery systems in mobile vehicles, airplanes, helicopters and ships is only permissible after consultation and written agreement with Dräger Medical AG & Co. KGaA or Draeger Medical, Inc.