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Splitting ventilators to provide titrated support to a large group of patients

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COVID-19 might out-strip the number of mechanical ventilators available to us ...

Normally, we adjust the ventilator so that the ventilator is adapted well to suit an individual patient’s needs. The adage is “fit the ventilator to the patient, don’t fit the patient to the ventilator” – in other words, adjust the ventilator to keep the patient comfortable, rather than over-sedating the patient to tolerate an uncomfortable ventilator mode.

We cannot do this when splitting the ventilator. In fact...

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Splitting ventilators to provide titrated support to a large group of patients