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Desperate times call for desperate measures. There is serious talk about this topic happening at my hospital.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1197/j.aem.2006.05.009 (journal article)

https://hackaday.com/2020/03/19/saving-4-patients-with-just-1-ventilator/ (good video demo)

https://emcrit.org/pulmcrit/split-ventilators/ (blog article)

 

Edited by DomRRTtoPA
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Our plans fell through due to the G5 and Galileo vents proximal flow sensor. The best laid plans of mice and men sometimes go awry. 

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Same at mine. We're ok'ed for 2 patients a vent, but higher ups through backchannels ok'ed 4 to a vent if necessary.  Right now all other measures are being taken prior to intubation, proning, high flow oxygen, coal, etc.

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