Protocolo de evaluación de equipos médicos para adaptarlos como ventiladores mecánicos temporales
Reyes Garcia, Nicolas | 2020-12-07
This work proposes the use of emergency ventilators and anesthesia machines as temporary replacement instruments for mechanical ventilators and their corresponding functions for respiratory therapy.
The objective of this work is to increase the availability of access connections to the medical gas network and to slightly reduce the demand for mechanical ventilators in clinics and hospitals.
Specifically, we want to propose the use of air compressors that have various brands of mechanical ventilators as a replacement or substitute for the air bullets that emergency ventilators must have, in the same way, with these equipment it would be possible to perform respiratory therapy in areas of the hospital that are not suitable for this procedure, such as waiting rooms and using anesthesia machines which specify their ventilatory modes as temporary mechanical ventilators.
By using air compressors as an air supply for nebulization therapies, space can be freed up from the gas network in therapy rooms which could be used to connect other equipment of greater importance such as mechanical fans, in the same way with this method it would be possible to do nebulizations at the patients' homes, in addition to checking that certain anesthesia machines can be used as mechanical ventilators.
The use of air compressors as a supply for respiratory therapy shows that it works in a similar way to that of the gas network in terms of pressure and flow, however, the proposed assembly generates annoying noise and vibration, in addition to not having a suitable filter for the supplied air, additionally for an anesthesia equipment to function as a mechanical ventilator, it must specify which ventilatory modes it has.