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Coronavirus/COVID-19 resources: Equipment & tech

Please Note: The content on this page is for general information purposes only. Please make sure that you are aware of any guidance available from your department, institution, state or national bodies and be alert to changing advice. Please Note: This guide is under constant update.

Use of anaesthesia machines as long term ICU ventilators

With the potential need to look after ICU patients in operating theatres has come the question of using anaesthesia machines to ventilate patients long-term. There are significant issues with this, but a number of manufacturers are offering advice about “off label” use of their machines for such a purpose.

Global development: COVID-19


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