Using Anesthesia Units for Patient Ventilators

An ECRI lab webcast

View a recording of our April 7, 2020, live-streamed lab webcast, to understand how anesthesia units can be used for ICU ventilation with planning, how you should prepare to utilize anesthesia units for ICU ventilation, including sources and supplies, and where to find detailed guidance. The presentation concludes with an informative Q&A session based on questions from hospitals around the globe.


  • Dr. Andrew Furman, Executive Director, Clinical Excellence, ECRI
  • Dr. Jeffrey M. Feldman, attending anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Brad Bonnette, Senior Project Officer, Clinical Excellence, ECRI

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Inspection and Preventive Maintenance (IPM) Procedures

ASA Library of Resources
COVID Activated Emergency Scaling of Anesthesiology Responsibilities (CAESAR) ICU
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), in collaboration with the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA), the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), present this library of ongoing resources and information pertaining to handling the COVID patient.


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