Alberta obtains standby ventilators from federal stockpile

Eggertson, Laura
January 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/12/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE25
Academic Journal
The article reports that Alberta has received 45 ventilators from the Public Health Agency of Canada stockpile on November 9, 2009. It informs that there is a planning to spread them across the province to increase critical care capacity for treating patients. It is stated that pandemic H1N1 2009 flu patients in intensive care units require aggressive means of oxygenation and also require ventilators for several weeks.


Related Articles

  • Experience with high frequency oscillation ventilation during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in Australia and New Zealand. BOOTS, R. J.; LIPMAN, J.; LASSIG-SMITH, M.; STEPHENS, D. P.; THOMAS, J.; SHEHABI, Y.; BASS, F.; ANTHONY, A.; LONG, D.; SEPPELT, I. M.; WEISBRODT, L.; ERICKSON, S.; BECA, J.; SHERRING, C.; McGUINESS, S.; PARKE, R.; STACHOWSKI, E. R.; BOYD, R.; HOWE, B. // Anaesthesia & Intensive Care;Sep2011, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p837 

    The article provides information on a study which examined the use of high frequency oscillation ventilation (HFOV) in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. The research compared clinical utilization to the same period in the previous year. Its end-points were clinical...

  • H1N1 takes significant toll.  // Australian Nursing Journal;Nov2009, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p10 

    This article deals a study which examined the impact of the pandemic H1N1 influenza A virus on health care staff in critical care areas in Australia and New Zealand. According to the study, one in five intensive care unit beds were occupied by patients with H1N1 influenza A infection. It notes...

  • High frequency oscillation in the adult intensive care unit. Nearly mainstream? CORKERON, M. // Anaesthesia & Intensive Care;Sep2011, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p797 

    The author explores issues surrounding the use of high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) in adult intensive care unit (ICU). He highlights the result of the study conducted by R. J. Boots and colleagues, which described the use of HFOV across a wide spectrum of patients with severe...

  • Early application of high frequency oscillatory ventilation in 'H1N1 influenza' related ARDS is associated with better outcome: a retrospective study. Jog, Sameer; Patel, Divyesh; Dravid, Tejal; Rajhans, Prasad; Akole, Prasad; Pawar, Balasaheb; Kothari, Monika; Bhurke, Bhagyashri; Deshpande, Aniruddh // Intensive Care Medicine;Jun2013, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p1146 

    The article discusses a study that evaluates the effectiveness of using high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) to treat patients with 2009 H1N1 influenza with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). It shows that hat even with a lung protective strategy, ventilator induced lung...

  • Management of swine-flu patients in the intensive care unit: Our experience. Anand, Raktima; Gupta, Akhilesh; Gupta, Anshu; Wadhawan, Sonia; Bhadoria, Poonam // Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology;Jan2012, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p51 

    Background: H1N1 pandemic in 2009-2010 created a state of panic not only in India, but in the whole world. The clinical picture seen with H1N1 is different from the seasonal influenza involving healthy young adults. Critical care management of such patients imposes a challenge for...

  • Structure of Intensive Care Unit and Clinical Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients with Influenza A/H1N1 2009. Jaehwa Cho; Hun Jae Lee; Sang-Bum Hong; Gee Young Suh; Moo Suk Park; Seok Chan Kim; Sang Hyun Kwak; Myung Goo Lee; Jae Min Lim; Huyn-Kyung Lee; Younsuck Koh // Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine;2012, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p65 

    Background: During 2009 pandemic period, many Koreans were infected and admitted with Influenza A/H1N1. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate whether the structures of an intensive care unit (ICU) were associated with the outcomes of critically ill patients. Methods: This retrospective...

  • SEVERE INFLUENZA CAUSED BY THE NEW VIRUS, (H1N1) - A CHALLENGE TO EVERY CLINICIAN. Gliga, Smaranda; Popescu, Cristina; Aramă, Victoria; Ionescu, M. // Therapeutics, Pharmacology & Clinical Toxicology;2010, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p63 

    From november 2009, an outbreak of severe pneumonia was reported in Romania, in conjunc­tion with the concurrent isolation of a novel swine-origin influenza virus. A(H1N1) virus was causing the first influenza pandemic of this century, that caused variable mortality depend on the development...

  • Hospitalized Children with 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1): Comparison to Seasonal Influenza and Risk Factors for Admission to the ICU. Bagdure, Dayanand; Curtis, Donna J.; Dobyns, Emily; Mary P. Glodé; Dominguez, Samuel R. // PLoS ONE;2010, Vol. 5 Issue 12, p1 

    Background: Limited data are available describing the clinical presentation and risk factors for admission to the intensive care unit for children with 2009 H1N1 infection. Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all hospitalized children with 2009 influenza A (H1N1) and 2008-09...

  • Avoid contaminating N95 respirator while in use.  // Hospital Employee Health;Jan2010, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p11 

    The article presents a clinical suggestion on avoiding contamination of the N95 respirators, used in H1N1 influenza pandemic.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics