#LATIMES - Ventilators and COVID-19: preventing a shortage
- Going on the ventilator is really just a way to buy the body time. Allowing the patient to rest and heal. :50
- Seeing more younger people in USA needing ventilators. This is different than China and Italy. 1:19
- Those that end up in the ICU could require the ventilator for 3 - 6 weeks (for those with prolonged illness) 2:05
- Medtronic ventilators have over 1500 parts in 1 machine. 2:53
- Bloom energy is attempting to refurbish old ventilators 3:18
- Having the staff is a huge concern. 1 ventilator requires 3 health care providers. 3:40
- It is not just about ramping up the number of ventilators it is a staffing issue too. 3:51
#CNBC - Can Tesla, GM And Ford Help Solve The Coronavirus Ventilator Shortage?
- 160k ventilators (12-13k in stock pile for emergencies) in the USA now.
- In 2015 the department of health and human Services estimated that we would need 742k in a severe pandemic like the Spanish flue of 1918.
- Headed for a peak in cases in the next couple weeks.
- Italy already in shortage and having to make the call on who lives and who dies
- 17% of people who test positive need a ventilator.
- UK gov moved to war time tactics to make ventilators with Dyson and Royals Royce.
- Federal government has been absent - Fed level really not doing anything. No fed law in place. States have to compete with other states to get ventilators.
- America is in the back of the queue to other countries that needed the ventilators that needed them first.
- Can hospitals afford them? This could bankrupt smaller hospitals. Large trained team/resources for 1 patient.
- Easier hands on approach is to use human volunteers to manually ventilate. Picture of mannequin with lungs. 14:22
- HEPA filter can be added with 3D printed adapter to the exhaust of ventilator. 14:55
CNET - What is a ventilator and why is there a shortage? (Coronavirus)
- The ventilator will make the difference between life and death. :14
- Nearly 1M Americans could require ventilation and many would need to stay on the ventilator for up to 2 weeks. 1:09
- You cannot buy them, you cannot find them. 1:48
- The FDA has relaxed some rules
- Still believe it will take months to produce
- We needed them in 14 days or they will do no good!
- Too much pressure can damage the lungs - Too much oxygen can lead to oxygen toxicity. 4:10
- Experimental tactics where you split 1 vent to 2 people. 4:38
ABC 7 Chicago - Critical ventilator shortage prompts health care workers, manufacturers to get creative
- Intro with FRESH ideas could end up saving lives - could play off this with our name.
- In order to grow the number of ventilators US Drug regulators have given an emergency approval that allows other devices to be repurposed like CPAP machines etc :27
- Italian effort to turn snorkeling equipment into a CPAP style mask to deliver therapy
- Two hospitals are on standby to test this out on coronavirus patients 2:30
Bloomberg Markets & Finance - Ventilators in High Demand Worldwide for Coronavirus Patients
- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his state alone needs 30k additional machines. :28
- The society of critical care medicine says 960,000 patience in the U.S. may eventually need ventilators due to COVID-19. :55
- But only 200,000 are available. 1:02
- Innovation is needed in ventilators! 2:00
Sky News - New innovation could help solve ventilator shortage
- Sony has offered to turn prototype into circuit board they mass produce. 5,000 a week. :39
- Compressed air squeezes a bag in a box 1:10