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Doctor shares a way to treat two or four patients with one ventilator

Shared by Sara Di Fabio on 2020-03-25 11:44

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Based on a feasibility study published in 2016 in Academic Emergency Medicine, Dr. Charlene Irvin Babcock from Detroit Michigan shows how to modify one ventilator to ventilate two or four patients simultaneously to help the fight against Covid-19.

Using a t2 and four adaptors it is possible to have four ports that could be connected to the expiration tube or the inspiration cycle. In the video, Dr Babcock provides some recommendations for how to allocate the ventilators.

During the Las Vegas shooting disaster, a practising emergency physician, Dr Kevin Mannis, modified the ventilators to ventilate two patients with one ventilator.

More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=uClq978oohY&feature=emb...

Abstract of the study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1197/j.aem.2006.05.009


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Dr. Charlene Irvin Babcock from Detroit Michigan created a video to share a feasibility study on how to use a single ventilator to treat two or four patients.

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