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Supporting Multiple COVID-19 Patients from Single Ventilator

Supporting Multiple COVID-19 Patients from Single Ventilator

Vent support with individually tailored gas pressures and pressure monitoring.

By Michigan Medicine04.23.20
As the pandemic swept across the nation in March, so did urgent questions about the virus’ potential strain on the healthcare system.
 
Among top concerns: whether the nation’s hospitals had enough ventilators to provide breathing support to critically ill patients with the disease COVID-19, which mainly attacks the lungs.
 
As experts predicted a surge in coronavirus cases and a possible shortage in intensive care unit equipment, University of Michigan teams immediately got to work on a solution. The mission: to quickly develop an efficient, affordable and more controlled way to expand ventilator capacity.
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