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Phillips Ventilators and BiPAP and CPAP and Breathing Machines Recalled Due to Health Risks

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On Aug. 16, 2022 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an update on a June 2021 recall of certain ventilators, BiPAP (Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure), and CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) breathing machines manufactured by Philips Respironics because of “potential health risks.”1 A list of the recalled devices made between 2009 and April […]

Do COVID-19 Ventilation Protocols Need a Second Look?

Do COVID-19 Ventilation Protocols Need a Second Look?

So you’ve been talking a lot about the number of patients, the percentage of patients actually, that are dying on ventilators. When did you first notice this trend? So in preparation of opening what became a full COVID positive intensive care unit, I scoured the data to see what was out there and, obviously, those […]

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