Canadian Doctor Rigs Ventilator To Treat Nine Patients Instead Of Just One

The device has garnered many fans, including Elon Musk.

Canadian Doctor Rigs Ventilator To Treat Nine Patients Instead Of Just One

Alan Gauthier, an anesthetist at Perth and Smith district hospital did a tremendous job using some techniques he converted Ventilator to treat nine patients instead of just one at a time.

What and how did Gauthier rig Ventilator to treat nine patients instead of just one?

Alan had a Ph.D. in the diaphragmatic mechanism. He turned Ventilator into a machine that could be used to treat nine patients instead of just one. 

Dr Alain Gauthier, an anesthetist at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital in Ontario
Dr Alain Gauthier, an anesthetist at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital in Ontario

He did this by using do-it-yourself mechanics, which he learned from watching a youtube video created by two Detroit doctors in 2006.

What is do-it-yourself mechanics?

In this time of the pandemic, when most hospitals are filled with corona patients, and daily, around 20,000 new people are testing positive. Hospitals are really in need of the Ventilators Gauthier and have increased the capacity of Ventilators from one to nine. 

Alan Gauthie created diy Ventilators

According to Babcock, it is possible to accommodate the Ventilators to multiple Ventilator at a time.

Alan Gauthie created do it yourself Ventilators increase capacity one to nine

There is one more option to solve the problem of lack of Ventilators. We could use 3-D printed circuit splitter and flow restriction devices. These devices still have to test on a human before use for medical purposes. But using these devices, we can treat multiple patients with just one anesthesia machine.

It takes Babcock’s concept “one step besides through allowing the selective software of float resistance to one of the patient’s inspiratory limbs, accordingly permitting the ventilation of two or greater patients with differing inspiratory pressures.”

With fitness specialists caution that numerous international locations – together with the United States – do no longer have sufficient ventilators for a worst-case scenario, docs have been seeking to discern out how to make their medical system work for multiple patients.

A colleague of Gauthier’s tweeted a picture of nine patients being treated from a single Ventilator. He tweeted So in ten minutes, the evil genius who is one of our GP anesthetists (with a Ph.D. in diaphragmatic mechanics) enhanced our rural hospitals ventilator capacity from one to nine.

The tweet has earned more than 71k likes and retweeted 16k times.

Even billionaire philanthropist Elon Musk seems to have been impressed by using Gauthier’s efforts as he commented on the tweet that it changed into an “interesting thread.” 

Elon musk tweet on Alain Gauthie tweet thread

Elon Musk was also into the Ventilator’s logistics, including his tweet: “a single pc, pump & pressure accumulator could be fine for many sufferers, however preferably individual valves in step with the patient to customize care & keep away from pass-go with the flow chance.”

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