As hospitals rush to increase their ventilator inventory, they need to be careful not to overlook one important factor: their medical gas supply, according to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). To address this concern, the AARC has developed a new guidance document: Additional Ventilators May Pose a Risk to Hospital Gas Systems.

The organization has also created a downloadable calculator to estimate medical gas consumption by mechanical ventilators.

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