Alternative Ventilator Sources — Noninvasive Ventilation
Ventilator demands surge during the current COVID-19 pandemic due to the most severely ill patients developing acute respiratory failure. Modifications to existing respiratory systems provide alternative sources for invasive ventilation in order to meet patient care needs. The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) provides instructions on modifying bilevel devices typically used for noninvasive ventilation to provide invasive ventilation. Learn more by accessing this document.