The Wishbone by COVMD
The Wishbone is a new device that allows one ventilator to support two patients.
(Pending FDA approval)
Strong and Reusable
Produced in the US using strong and impact resistant borosilicate lab glass.
The Wishbone can be sanitized and reused using a standard autoclave.
How it works?
Two Wishbones are needed for each ventilator, one on the intake and one on the return.
The Wishbone splits the airflow to the ventilator, acting as a Y connector.
Ethically, it must be recognized that a shared ventilator strategy is not the usual standard of care. However, in the setting of a mass crisis, such as the COVID19 pandemic, the number of potentially rescuable patients may exceed the number of ventilators to support them.
The use of a shared ventilator strategy should be discontinued as soon as a sufficient supply of ventilators becomes available.