Resources

Publications and results from our contributors

 

(Peer-reviewed) articles

  • The BathRC model: a method to estimate flow restrictor size for dual ventilation of dissimilar patients.
    Mathematical modelling and testing of split circuit with flow restrictor and one-way valves. By team Bath, UK.
    PDF of the paper >>
    Website where you can calculate volumes and pressure given this model>>
  • Splitting one ventilator for multiple patients – a technical assessment
    Study of volume and pressure in basic split system without any extra components. By team Oslo, Norway.
    Link to paper >>
  • [Peer-reviewed] Coping with COVID‐19: ventilator splitting with differential driving pressures using standard hospital equipment
    Study of volume and pressure in split system with flow restriction and one-way valves on expiration. By team Melbourne, Australia.
    Link to publication in Anaesthesia >>
  • [Peer-reviewed] A novel inline PEEP valve design for differential multi-ventilation
    On how to create an inline PEEP valve by converting a standard bag-valve-mask PEEP valve with the addition of a 3D printer collar.
    By Leonard Bunting, Steven Roy, Hannah Pinson and Tobin Greensweig.
    Link to publication in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine >>

  • [Peer-reviewed] Successful ventilation of two animals with a single ventilator: individualized shared ventilator setup in an in vivo model.
    A modified shared ventilator design that allows for individualization of tidal volumes and driving pressures, positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP),
    and inspired oxygen fraction (FiO2), successfully used to ventilate two animals.
    By Michiel Stiers, Tom Bleeser, Matthias Mergeay, Hannah Pinson, Luc Janssen & Tom Schepens.
    Link to publication in Critical Care >>
  • [Peer-reviewed] Inline Positive End-Expiratory Pressure Valves: The Essential Component of Individualized Split Ventilator Circuits
    A review and discussion on the use of Inline PEEP valves.
    By Steven Roy,  Leonard Bunting, Stefan Stahl, and Dominik Textor.
    Link to publication in Critical Care Explorations >>

  • [Peer-reviewed] Differential Ventilation Using Flow Control Valves as a Potential Bridge to Full Ventilatory Support during the COVID-19 Crisis: From Bench to Bedside
    By the team at Mt Sinai, New York, USA.
    Link to publication in Anesthesiology >>

Other Resources

  • A better way of connecting multiple patients to a single ventilator
    The blogpost that was the start of this collaboration, by team Geel, Belgium.
    The original medium article >>
  • Galway Ventshare website
    Information on a split system with flow restriction, one-way valves, and an open-source application to use in combination with an individual flow meter. By team Galway, Ireland.
    Link to website >>
  • Semi Parallel Muli Patient ventilation
    A very original setup, with patients placed in series. Uses less/different components than the parallel setup, but leak alarms would have to be silenced. By Dirk Van Nieuwenhove, Aalst, Belgium.
    Link to description >>
  • Mount Sinai Health System Emergency Ventilator Sharing Protocol and Instructions for Use
    By the team at Mt Sinai, New York, USA.
    Link to online document >>
  • Shared ventilation: how to do it if you have to
    Blogpost about the use of a basic split setup with flow restrictor on the inspiration, including additional infomation about patient matching and monitoring. By Simran Kaur Matta, MD.
    Link to blogpost >>

  • Ventilator sharing device
    Website about the ventilator sharing device developed by team IfM Cambridge, UK.
    Link to website >>

 

General

Specific setups

3D printing

Regulation

The International Workgroup on Differential Multiventilation

Disclaimer

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