FDA authorizes new device expanding ventilator support to four patients

FDA authorizes new device expanding ventilator support to four patients

US based Prisma Health has developed an innovative ventilator device to quickly increase ventilator capacity for COVID-19 patients. Prisma Health has received FDA approval for Prisma Health VESper, a three-way connector that expands use of one ventilator to treat up to four patients simultaneously.

KCooper
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Two things to point out. One: twice in each the articles they talk about how demand for respirators is dangerously low then are contradicted by quotes from doctors testing the equipment say there are no where near needing this yet but testing it now could save lives later. Two the advancement appears to only work with patients that have a similar lung capacity and can quite literally kill one patient if the other starts to recover. And while they have had success in past cases, they where trauma cases, the Las Vegas shooting, and the beaten sheep this was tested on in 2009.

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