Emergency Ventilator Splitting Between Two or More Patients (COVID-19)
Trial ID or NCT#
The purpose of this study is to develop a safe, easily scalable, and simple method to split a single ventilator for use amongst two or more patients, thus serving as a capacity bridge to save patient lives until manufacturers can produce enough ventilators.
Emergency Ventilator Splitting Between Two or More Patients Using a Single Ventilator to Address Critical Ventilator Shortages During a Pandemic
- - Phase I - Undergoing routine thoracic surgery which will include the use of a dual lumen endotracheal tube at Stanford. - Phase II - Able to give consent - On venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for reason other than COVID-19 - Phase III - Able to give consent - Infected with COVID-19 and will likely require mechanical ventilation.
- - Phase I - Significant cardiac comorbidities - Liver disease - Phase II - Significant cardiac comorbidities - Pre or Post-transplant patient - Infection with COVID-19 - Phase III - Co-infection with disease aside from COVID-19 - Severely ill requiring high ventilator requirements and not stable for ventilator splitting