COVID-19:  Helping the Heroes

We're working hard to support
healthcare professionals, patients,
our employees, and global communities.

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HOW WE ARE RESPONDING TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Apr 6, 2020 

Our Latest Statement on COVID-19 Response

An open letter from Medtronic leadership to our customers, partners, and patients.

Mar 27, 2020

FAQs on Medtronic Ventilator Production

Executive Vice President Bob White discusses how Medtronic is mobilizing to increase our production.

Mar 27, 2020 

Partnering to Take On a Pandemic

An inside look at how Medtronic is ramping up production of ventilators.

Mar 17, 2020 

How We’re Helping During the COVID-19 Pandemic   

We are focused on keeping employees safe as we work to provide healthcare teams with the lifesaving products they need to continue to treat patients around the world.

COVID-19: SAFE VENTILATOR USE RECOMMENDATIONS

Safe clinical practice does not support ventilating more than one patient on a ventilator at a time. Ventilation of critically ill patients demands individualized ventilator settings. Attempting to ventilate multiple patients on one vent simultaneously assumes that each patient requires identical ventilation settings. Our Puritan Bennett™ ventilators are not designed to ventilate more than one patient at a time.

We understand the importance of the increased demand for ventilators during this crisis, but we must always prioritize patient safety and well-being. The clinical community — including the American Association for Respiratory Care and Society of Critical Care Medicine — has issued a joint statement advising that sharing ventilators should not be attempted. It states: “Attempting to ventilate multiple patients with COVID‐19, given the issues described here, could lead to poor outcomes and high mortality rates for all patients cohorted.”

Puritan Bennett™ 980 Ventilator

Our Ventilator Specifications.
Your Ingenuity.

Medtronic is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by making the design files for the Puritan Bennett™ 560 (PB560) ventilator system available to the public.

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Ventilator Manufacturers Unite to Form Ventilator Training Alliance and Create App to Help Frontline Medical Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

To download the Ventilator Training Alliance knowledge hub application, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play store.

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