Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Auto industry races to make ventilators during virus crisis

The automotive industry is offering its expertise and manpower to the hospital sector as it gears up to build mechanical ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, an initiative that is being met with some scepticism.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A COVID-19 palliative care pandemic plan: An essential tool

Palliative care physicians have created a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) palliative care plan as an essential tool to provide care and help manage scare resources during the pandemic. The plan, which focuses on 8 critical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Statement issued on use of anesthesia machines as ventilators

(HealthDay)—Although U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved labeling does not provide for use of anesthesia ventilators for long-term ventilator support, they can be repurposed during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ASA warns against multiple patients per ventilator

(HealthDay)—Sharing mechanical ventilators should not be attempted during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a joint statement published March 26 by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trump uses wartime act but GM says it's already moving fast

Twelve days ago, General Motors put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trump invokes defense powers to order GM to produce ventilators

President Donald Trump issued a federal order Friday to force auto giant General Motors to manufacture ventilators, as supplies of the crucial hospital equipment grow short and coronavirus infections mount across the country.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

GM, Ford promise more ventilators after Trump criticism

US auto giant General Motors announced a joint venture to rapidly produce much-needed ventilators Friday, shortly after President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticise the company.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers develop ventilator costing less than $300

Rice University and Canadian global health design firm Metric Technologies have developed an automated bag valve mask ventilation unit that can be built for less than $300 worth of parts and help patients in treatment for ...

page 1 from 23