A smaller portable unit to suitable to supply one patients is also part of our design. A more versatile and quicker to establish solution where no existing air supply exists.
Oxygen supplementation to each patient where required is via an individual oxygen supply flow valve and meter at the patient’s station, allowing independent oxygen flow rate adjustment.
This is depicted in the following diagram:
A slightly more sophisticated version would provide for a tailoring of the level of CPAP for each person. This will require a specially designed PEEP or reducing valve.
A 2.5 cm water pressure valve could be used in series to adjust the CPAP level to suit each patient, catering for different levels of severity.
Therefore, assuming the chamber’s pressure level was set to 15 cm in the tank, then it could be reduced via the valve by 2.5 cm water pressure with each valve in series from 15 with no valve to 12.5, 10, 7.5, 5 and 2.5.
Each patient should be nursed on left and right side every 3 hours turned to prevent lung atelectasis (localized collapse).
The solution would be positioned close by to hospitals or in field hospitals
The solution would require basic roofing and should ideally occur in open areas with adequate natural ventilation and additional industrial fans to disperse the air and support AGMP (Aerosol generating medical procedures)