Sometimes called a respirator, a ventilator is considered a form of life support since it artificially replaces normal lung function. With COVID-19 patients, it’s used until the individual’s lungs heal and can resume their role in regular breathing. Patients on a ventilator are not able to speak or eat, and have to be fed through a tube.
Ventilation modes: IPPV, A/C, PCV, SIMV, SPONT/CPAP, PSV
Tidal volume(Vt): 0 ~ 2000mL
Frequency (Freq): 1 bpm ~ 100 bpm
Oxygen concentration: 21%-100%
PEEP: 0 cmH2O ~ 40 cmH2O
Pressure Limit: 20 cmH2O ~ 100 cmH2O