Deciding on a ventilatorHow to determine the best field ventilator solution for you
Do you have enough ventilators?
Determine if your hospital has enough FDA-approved hospital ventilators for all anticipated patients.
Check out other solutions
Before building our unit, review other designs currently being developed to see if they better meet your needs. We are providing these links as a courtesy, not an endorsement.
MIT’s Emergency Ventilator (E-Vent) Project
University of Illinois’ RapidVent
University of Vermont’s Emergency Ventilator
Maximize # patients per ventilator
You can vent 4 patients from one hospital ventilator (if they all have the same tidal volume). Watch the video
Get hospital board approval
This information may help:
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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