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SNS Respiratory Support and Supplies

The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) can provide a variety of ventilator models to supplement state, local, tribal and territorial supplies in an emergency, and each ventilator has different features and modes of ventilation. Check out the training resources below to learn more about specific ventilator models.

FDA Device Recall – Ventilator

Additional Ventilator Updates

To learn more about using ventilators during an emergency, the SNS has partnered with the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) to create training materials focused on scarce resource allocation, mass respiratory failure, and stockpiled mechanical ventilators.

AARC – SNS Ventilator Training Program Instructional Videos

Check out the 15 instructional ventilator videos produced and provided through the AARC – SNS Ventilator Training Program. To access the videos, visit AARC – SNS Ventilator Training Program.

Ventilator Training App

Put ventilator training materials in the palm of your hand! For easy access to training materials on some of the ventilator models supplied by the SNS, download the Ventilator Training Alliance app for iOS and Android. The app includes resources on products by various manufacturers of ventilators that are currently contained in the SNS: GE Healthcare, Hamilton Medical, Philips, Ventec Life Systems, and Vyaire.

To learn more, check out the materials by the Ventilator Training Alliance.

Open Critical Care

Open Critical Care is a comprehensive, open access library of critical care educational resources for healthcare clinicians. This repository includes content that can be used for training at various levels and for multiple healthcare units.

Open Critical Care’s Respiratory Care Pocket Guide is a is a great resource for healthcare clinicians caring for patients requiring respiratory support due to respiratory distress. It offers general respiratory information on how to safely provide various types of respiratory therapies. These therapies include ARDS management, mechanical ventilation, non-invasive oxygen delivery, oxygen sources & deliveries devices, pediatric respiratory support, respiratory monitoring, and respiratory.

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