Search Tag: mechanical ventilators

ICU Management

An Adaptive Response to COVID-19

2020 19 May

John Nosta is the founder of NostaLab, a digital health think tank. He is regarded as one of the top global strategic and creative thinkers in digital health. He's also a member of the Google Health Advisory Board and a technology expert for the WHO. John is a contrarian with a sharp focus on the future, and it is this quality that makes him a defining... Read more

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Allocating Ventilators in a Pandemic

2020 24 Mar

Life has come to a standstill as critical care doctors continue to battle COVID-19. The pandemic has led to shortages of essential goods and services - from hand sanitizers to masks to beds to ventilators. Today, the healthcare system is facing the prospect of rationing medical goods and services.  Mechanical ventilation, in particular, has come... Read more

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Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation

2019 20 Jun

Over 1 million people patients throughout the world receive mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure. The management of these critically ill patients and liberating them from invasive ventilation is one of the most important decisions clinicians have to make. Liberation from ventilation is also a major dilemma for clinicians because... Read more

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Automated system detects risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia

2018 23 May

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed an automated system for identifying patients at risk for complications associated with the use of mechanical ventilators. The new system uses an algorithm that has been shown to be 100 percent accurate in identifying at-risk patients when provided with necessary data, according... Read more