Australia Outlines Ventilator Specs in Coronavirus Pandemic

April 8, 2020

Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration has released specifications for ventilator devices manufactured for treating COVID-19 patients.

The requirements address the respiratory rate, volume, airway pressure safety, alarms, electricity supply and other factors.

For example, the agency said, ventilators must be able to deliver a respiratory rate of five to 30 breaths per minute, and the volume must be adjustable.

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