Triage Decisions About Ventilator Use: What Does the Evidence Support
An on-demand webinar recording
During infectious disease pandemics, patients who require life-saving measures may overwhelm hospitals. Ventilator shortages are common, and clinicians must make critical decisions regarding their use (i.e., who gets one, when to terminate care). Using the available clinical literature, we examined the effectiveness of triage systems for identifying severity and mortality risk to inform decisions on scarce resource allocation during pandemics.
View a recording of our April 30, 2020 webinar. The presentation concludes with an informative Q&A session.
- Coyne Drummond, PhD, Research Analyst, Clinical Evidence Assessment, ECRI
- Jesse Munn, Associate Director, Clinical Evidence Assessment, ECRI
Clinical Evidence Assessment | Factors Informing Clinical Decisions about Ventilator Use during Ventilator Shortages in an Infectious Disease Pandemic: ECRI’s evidence review examines the effectiveness of triage systems for identifying disease severity and mortality risk to inform decisions on scarce resource allocation during pandemics.
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