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- Parma, ITALY
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- 1000 - 2499
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The snorkelling mask is a replacement for not-invasive assisted ventilation, replacing an "helmet" like this one:I work in healthcare. That is less than ideal, but it would work. The risk for transmission would be higher than with a closed loop used in standard intubation though. There is also a higher risk for leaks, loss of positive pressure, but necessity is the mother of invention and who knows, given the shortage, this may save lives.
This is for not-extreme patient conditions. Only 1 of 5 patients require intubation, the other 4 just need not-invasive assisted ventilation with pure oxygen at positive pressure.If it requires 50 psi to inflate a hardened and damaged lung how would that pressure be maintained with a FFM sealed to your face?