The Bio Medical Engineering team at Max Saket has come up with an innovative solution to cope with the high demand for ventilators during the expected surge in Covid 19 patients. They designed a simple yet ingenious device, which can be safely attached to the ventilators, splitting the airflow into four distinct streams for 4 patients. They also made parts using 3D printing available at Max Hospital Saket to fabricate the device.
To ensure that the patients on the ventilator are protected from infecting each other, the team installed HME filters as well as bacterial and viral filters, available in the hospital.
The critical care experts at Max Healthcare extensively tested the device for all functional and patient safety parameters. In times of a pandemic when critical resources are scarce, innovations like this device can play an invaluable role in saving lives.