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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Press Release/Announcement

Using ventilator splitters during the COVID-19 pandemic--letter to health care providers.

Silver Spring, MD: Division of Industry and Consumer Education, US Food and Drug Administration; February 9. 2021.

Lack of access to ventilators during the COVID-19 crisis has necessitated care compromises to support multiple patients. This situation can reduce the effectiveness of monitoring patients on shared devices and introduce other challenges. This communication provides insights to enhance the safety of multiple-patient ventilator use.