Increasing ventilator surge capacity in disasters: Ventilation of four adult-human-sized sheep on a single ventilator with a modified circuit Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Disasters
  • Respiratory Insufficiency
  • Ventilators, Mechanical

abstract

  • It is possible to ventilate four adult-human-sized sheep on a single ventilator for at least 12h. This technique has the potential to improve disaster preparedness by expanding local ventilator surge capacity until emergency supplies can be delivered from central stockpiles. Further research should be conducted on ventilating individuals with different lung compliances and on potential microbial cross-contamination.

publication date

  • April 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2007.10.016

PubMed ID

  • 18164798

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 121

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 77

number

  • 1