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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According to sources, shortage of ventilators is one of the major problems in hospitals.
However, MV can also be harmful to the patient as continued MV and sedation interrupt the normal activation of the diaphragm muscle, which then atrophies rapidly and profoundly (known as Ventilator Induced Diaphragm Dysfunction; VIDD).
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About 12 ventilators are available in the hospital which are functional , he added.
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.
Better technological advancements will act as a driver for the ventilator market in India.
The remainder of the procedure was uneventful, but the ventilator was exchanged at the end of the case.
In addition, the ventilator comes standard with an internal battery than can power up to one hour of off-line operation for patient transfers or in case of power failure.
One thing is clear, however: If implementation of standardized ventilator bundles is going to be incorporated in pay-for-performance, as seems highly likely, then those bundles need to be revised and made more relevant to trauma/surgical patients so hospitals and surgeons aren't unfairly penalized, Dr.
Charlotte's dad Steve said last night he was "not surprised" by her return to a ventilator.
Ken Tyler, League chairman, said: "This ventilator will bring to four the number of ventilators manufactured by the same company which are in constant use at the hospital.
The ventilator, which had been keeping him breathing, was turned off, but Doheny, 62, did not seem to notice.