During the Coronavirus-19, or COVID-19, pandemic there was an early shortage of available ventilators. Domestic production was limited by dependence on overseas sources of raw materials despite partnering with automotive manufacturers. Our group has developed a 3D printed alternative called the CRISIS ventilator. Its design is similar to existing resuscitator devices on the market and uses a modified Pressure-Control ventilation. Here we compare the performance of the device on a simulated ARDS lung and handling of different clinical scenarios included tension pneumothorax and bronchospasm.

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