Ventilators 101 Learn the basics of what ventilators do for patients suffering from COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, ~30% of all hospitalized COVID-19 patients will require some type of ventilation.1 View the infographic below and video above to learn about what ventilators do, and the range of complexity from one model to another. Plus, learn more about how Medtronic is working 24/7 to manufacture ventilators and create new solutions for increased ventilator production around the globe.

 

Ventilators. What they are, how they work, and why they matter
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Imperial College in London. Ferguson NM, Laydon D, Nedjati-Gilani G, et. al. Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand. March 16, 2020. Accessed April 6, 2020. doi: 10.25561/77482.

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Cleveland Clinic. Vital Signs. Cleveland Clinic Health Library. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/10881-vital-signs. Updated  Jan. 23, 2019. Accessed April 6, 2020.