Ventilator sharing device: Testing
The system is currently undergoing a series of tests devised in response to the MHRA emergency guidelines. These use a range of ventilators and tuneable artificial lungs* that can simulate patients with different levels of lung compliance. Tests also examine the interaction of the standard ventilator alarm systems with the sharing device, to help understand the changes needed to ensure medical staff are notified of any degradation in patient health or sudden adverse events. A full report of test results will be released online when they are completed.
*Two tuneable artificial lungs, (QuickLung, supplied by IngMar Medical) were used in tests, as well as 2 non tuneable artificial lungs (Maquet artificial lungs supplied by Getinge AB).
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