The ventilator system is one of the most important pieces of equipment in a patient’s care.
It allows a person to breathe air and oxygen and is often the first place patients get help getting through an emergency.
A person with a breathing problem can’t fully breathe through a tube that runs through the lungs and into their body.
A balloon leaks oxygen when air is sucked into the tube and then the oxygen is absorbed.
Sometimes the air gets trapped inside the tube, and the balloon becomes too small to breathe through.
A ventilators can help, but they’re often cumbersome and expensive.
Sometimes, people with a ventilating problem have difficulty breathing properly through the balloon, so doctors have to find a way to use the tube to breathe.
That’s why the ventilations have come to be known as “spiral wire tubes.”
Here’s how to fix one of these leaking tubes.
Read more about ventilatory devices and air bags.