ventilator


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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

Ventilator

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

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.

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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Medtronic is working with the TGA to resolve the above issues with the PB980 ventilator during the period of the suspension.
To meet the challenge, the administration issued an order to build a proper referral system between hospitals to confirm the availability of ventilator before shifting a patient to PIMS .
The burden of different nosocomial infections in intensive care units (ICU) is increasing, especially in patients requiring ventilator support.
He was addressing a training workshop for the staff concerned of 40 teaching hospitals in the province to train them regarding Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for online monitoring system of ventilators.
Ventilator associated pneumonia was diagnosed in 106 patients only.
Ventilators worth ` 6 core were bought by the Delhi government in an attempt to strengthen the infrastructure in the hospitals.
We considered the trade-off between unmet ventilator demand (risk) and the cost of stockpiling ventilators (assuming cost is proportional to number of ventilators) and minimized cost while limiting risk to a specified threshold.
It should be mentioned that there were 17 ventilators at Allied Hospital Faisalabad but only seven of them were used at Intense Care Unit (ICU).
Faisal said that the eminent social worker would remain on the ventilator till his condition improves.
sup][4],[6],[12],[19],[20] The well-known IHI Ventilator Care bundle contains five components: Elevation of the head of the bed, daily "sedation vacations" and assessment of the readiness for extubation, peptic ulcer disease prophylaxis, deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis, and daily oral care with 0.
Her mother Arabelle Shekri, who has been by her daughter's side since her admission, has learnt the medical skills required to operate a ventilator.
The morbidity and mortality during the recent H1N1 and H5N1 (Avian Influenza Virus) pandemics primarily affected the paediatric population (3-5) In H1N1, most patients required ventilator support within 48 hours of admission and the mortality reached 39% in paediatric patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) (6).