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ventilator

Med a machine that maintains a flow of air into and out of the lungs of a patient who is unable to breathe normally
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Ventilator

In a room or building, any device or contrivance used to provide fresh air or expel stale air.
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ventilator

[′vent·əl‚ād·ər]
(engineering)
A device with an adjustable aperture for regulating the flow of fresh or stagnant air.
(mechanical engineering)
A mechanical apparatus for producing a current of air, as a blowing or exhaust fan.
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ventilator

1. In a room or building, any device or contrivance used to provide fresh air or expel stale air. See ridge ventilator, roof ventilator, and slit ventilator.
2. A framework, pivoted on hinges, in which panes of glass are set; a pivoted sash.
3. Same asVentlight.
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A medical ventilator is a form of artificial respiratory assistance machinery that is designed for providing ventilation to patients that are struggling with breathing.
Ventilators available in all three major public hospitals are far less than the international standard, posing a serious threat to the lives of those who are already at risk.
However, 'Officials have told us to wait until a bed is vacant and the patient can be shifted to a ventilator,' he said.
Many patients were already in line to be put on the ventilator while his brother was struggling for life, he added.
Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid told the court that the summary to buy the ventilators is with the chief minister.
In many developing countries like the Philippines, there is only 1 ventilator per 10 ICU beds due the prohibitive cost of acquiring a ventilator plus the inaccessibility of spare parts when it breaks.
The burden of different nosocomial infections in intensive care units (ICU) is increasing, especially in patients requiring ventilator support.1 One of the most common such infection is ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).1,2 A pneumonia where the patient is on mechanical ventilation for >2 calendar days on the date of the event, with day of ventilator placement being Day 1, and the ventilator was in place on the date of event or the day before.2
Ventilator associated pneumonia was diagnosed in 106 patients only.
IN A sting operation by I NDIA T ODAY TV, it has been revealed that 35 ventilators that were given to Lok Nayak Hospital have been collecting dust in its storeroom and the patients continue to suffer.
Across all 28 pairs of HSRs, the average correlation in peak ventilator demand was 0.72 [+ or -] SD 0.23 (range 0.22-0.98).
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) recommends that all ICUs need to implement a suitable ventilator care bundle to reduce the incidence of VAP to zero.
Dubai: After nine months of being on ventilator support in a hospital, an Indian teenager with special needs is ready to be discharged, but her parents are unable take her home due to unpaid medical bills.