Up to date, expert answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about oxygen supply systems, respiratory care and pulse oximetry written by OCC & collaborators.
Invasive mechanical ventilation
How long can a transport ventilator be used on a patient in the ICU?
Most transport ventilators are designed for continuous use for weeks or months at a time. There is scheduled preventative maintenance and the need for circuit and filter care as for any ventilator. Most of these ventilators are designed to operate for more than just a ‘transport time.’