Oxygen FAQ

Up to date, expert answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about oxygen supply systems, respiratory care and pulse oximetry written by OCC & collaborators.

Can any circuit be used with any ventilator?

No. There are many different types of ventilator circuits and not all can be used interchangeably. Even for circuits that can functionally be used interchangeably (i.e. they will connect to the ventilator and patient), there may be differences in deadspace and circuit compliance that must be considered. If you would like to learn more, please see question “What different types of ventilator circuit exist?”

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