Ventilators: The Essentials
April 15, 2020 | Evaluations & Guidance
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This article provides background for our Evaluation of intensive care ventilators, including product ratings, how the devices are used, which specs are important and why, hospitals' interest in each vendor, and more.
Click the device names below to view our complete findings for each model. (Note that the presentation of our findings, including how we categorize our judgments, has been reformulated since we last evaluated some of these products.) Products are listed alphabetically by supplier.
* This ventilator is not in compliance with ISO 80601-2-12:2011. Compliance with this standard is one of our required criteria for all intensive care ventilators. [Read more...