Experts: HHS plan to optimize ventilators is ‘suboptimal’

The HHS assistant secretary for health and the U.S. surgeon general are asking health care providers to repurpose and share ventilators, cancel elective surgeries and transfer equipment and personnel to areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.However, David G. Hill, MD, clinical research director of Waterbury Pulmonary Associates in Connecticut, and others said the strategy does not solve the problem of ventilator shortages.“Using non-ICU ventilators, whether anesthesia machines, transport ventilators or noninvasive ventilators for invasive ventilation will be able to gain us someRead More

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