improvements - RESPIRATOR

RESPIRATOR


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  • 28 February 2021

The respirator has become a device whose importance has increased tremendously, especially in 2020. After the corona virus epidemic, “What is a respirator?” “where is respirator sold?” Similar questions began to be asked more and more. The biggest reason for the high demand for ventilators is due to the “COVID-19 disease caused by the new type of corona virus. Due to the COVID-19 disease, the virus that settles in the lungs of the patient and multiplies there causes infection and inflammation of the pleura. This inflammation is called pneumonia. Due to this inflammation, there is a serious decrease in the patient’s capacity to use his lungs. This is where the respirator comes into play. The breathing device, which we technically call a ventilator, provides reinforcement in sending oxygen to the lungs of the patient. In short, the respirator acts as an artificial lung.

So how does the respirator work?

We mentioned that the respirator is called a ventilator. The word ventilator has been translated into our language exactly as the English word “ventilator”. It is derived from the English word “ventilation”. It wouldn’t be wrong to say “aerator” in Turkish.

In fact, we all use the word fan quite often due to the intense heat in the summer months. Here, respirators as air supply devices used in hospitals are also called ventilators.

If we take a closer look at the respirators technically, we come across 2 types of ventilation (air supply) methods:
-Non-invasive Mechanical Ventilation
-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

What is Non-invasive Mechanical Ventilation?

The word invasive refers to the practice that requires a surgical procedure. The word non-invasive, on the contrary, means an application that does not require surgery.

In other words, non-invasive ventilation is a ventilation technique that can be applied without the need for surgery. This technique can be applied in patients whose condition is not very serious. With the help of a mask covering the patient’s mouth and nose, the connection to the oxygen-assisted breathing device is provided.

This application is used in emergency departments and intensive care units. Situations where this application is sufficient can be listed as follows:

  • have clear consciousness
    Having adequate cough reflex and swallowing function
    Being able to breathe in a way that the person can use their lungs
    No face compatibility problem when wearing the mask