Cuba develops its own respiratory ventilators

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Havana, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Neurosciences Center (Cneuro), developed in less than a year the Pcuvente emergency respiratory ventilator, which was authorized for use in the country’s postoperative wards, according to information released today.

According to Granma newspaper, it is a product designed for emergency mechanical ventilation in adult patients, which takes advantage of the use of manual resuscitation bags designed for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Ernesto Velarde, a telecommunications engineer at Cneuro and one of those involved in the project, said that Pcuvente is designed to provide emergency ventilation for periods of no more than 24 hours of uninterrupted work.

In addition, it can be of great help in intensive care wards, recovery rooms and during transfers inside or outside a hospital, he explained.

Respiratory ventilators plan

The expert pointed out that, with a plan to manufacture 250 units, these tools will enable the Caribbean country to have a greater response capacity for those patients in need of controlled or assisted ventilation.

At the same time, it relieves the burden of having to use other similar equipment for a less complex situation, which has greater features and is necessary for intensive care,’ he pointed out.

Cuba’s Neurosciences Center designed these ventilators in conjunction with other scientific institutions on the island and is also preparing the production of similar tools, but non-invasive.

(Taken from PL)


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