Mechanical ventilators, also known as breathing machines or respirators, are among the essential tools used by hospitals which succeeded in minimizing the toll of COVID-19.
Coronavirus may cause a ventilator shortage and U.S. healthcare workers are worried there wont be enough of them for the projected number of covid-19 patients. Here’s how they help people breathe and why patients with severe cases of covid-19 may need them.
Proper wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ensures protection of the healthcare worker from exposure to hospital or laboratory-derived infection of Ebola Virus. This instructional video was produced according to interim Ebola guidelines for the Philippines, developed by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine-Department of Health and with technical input from the World Health Organization. The guidelines are as of December 2, 2014 and may be superseded by more recent updates.