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NOT for Ventilators used to keep patients alive.
There are apparently plans in motion to work with GE Healthcare on "simplified" ventilators (under the guidance and direction of GE Healthcare). These ventilators will be produced at some Ford and GE Healthcare facilities.
This is in addition to respirators and face shields.
- mass casualty, which can run on batteries, compressed air, or line voltage, and operate outdoors. They're usually ruggedized so they can be used by in-theater military field hospitals or quickly deployed at pop-up field hospitals near major incidents.
- intensive care (ICU)
- neonatal is sometimes broken-out from pediatric products
I would think the rarest combination would be neonatal mass-casualty.
Considering NYC has about 8M population, that 400 is just about the proper allocation.
"The governor also directly addressed the rest of the nation. He said he would not hold onto the ventilators in New York once the need passes and he pleaded for unity for amid a national crisis."
Our local hospital here in the Seattle area is taking all that we can make.
And yes, the wounds people face with even professional PPE are harsh. These medical first responders are wearing it 16h days..
An excellent design would use a semi-rigid clear plastic helmet (like the plastic of a 2-liter soda bottle) with a Spandex neck collar. Another design is just a clear plastic bag.
Actually maybe not, isn't that going to take them months to produce? Do you see an ETA in there? I can't find one.
(I mean the ventilators)