Latest Medical ventilator Stories

2012-03-28 13:33:02

Lung-protective mechanical ventilation needs greater utilization, researchers say Carefully adjusting mechanical ventilator settings in the intensive care unit to pump smaller breaths into very sick lungs can reduce the chances of dying by as much as 8 percent, according to a study by critical care experts at Johns Hopkins. Study participants were evaluated for two years after their acute lung injury. "Adjusting the ventilator to keep the breath size and lung pressures lower can have a...

2012-03-27 23:03:46

Despite being 50-year-old technology, bag valve masks are still the standard of care in pre-hospital resuscitation. James Evans, President of AutoMedx, discusses the dangers and shortcomings of manual resuscitation using BVMs. (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 An estimated 15.7 million medical related 911 calls are made in the US annually. For calls where a patient is not breathing, EMS (Emergency Medical Services) personnel typically utilize a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator. BVMs have been the...

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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.