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Huw, John Sandham
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by Umi
Hello everyone especially anaesthetic machine experts, as the crisis continues would you be able to share tips and information on the possibilities of using your anaesthetic machine to ventilate are and support a Covid-19 patient when no ventilators available and the option of using an anaesthetic machine as a last resort?

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by Diego de Jesus Gonzalez Beltran
Diego de Jesus Gonzalez Beltran
Hi Friends

Here is some information that I found at the GE website about the topic


I hope this could help

Keep healthy

Best regards
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by MikeP
Just in case it useful to anyone, the video is Dr. Stephen Sheppherd (Consultant, Intensive Care and Anaesthetics, St. Bartholomew's Hospital London).

Describes using an anaesthetic machine (with ventilator) an an 'ICU ventilator'. It is a Penlon Prima 465 but principles would surely apply to many brands.

Anaesthesia ventilators have been installed in large numbers at NHS Nightingale London & London region hospitals to ventilate COVID-19 patients.

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by Umi
It was good to see a medical device company in Galway has designed a new system to enable two patients to be treated safely from one ventilator.....
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by MichaelA
The American Society of Anaesthesiologists have published guidance on this here:

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