“New ’21st Century iron lung’ ventilator designed by British experts could revolutionise Covid treatment by taking patients out of intensive care wards”
Daily Mail UK, 19th Jan 2021

This is part one of a two part piece.

This piece looks at the development of a new negative-pressure ventilatory support device: Exovent. Their website is here: https://exovent.org/

We also cover questions from the EBPOM Dingle audience; what is ‘the next big thing’ in ventilation? How do we optimise what we currently do? Should we expect to see more negative pressure devices and techniques? How do we get around the perennial problem of ventilator induced lung injury?

In part two the conversation moves to more detail about Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange (THRIVE). Ensure you are subscribe to TopMedTalk so you can’t miss it.

Chaired by Mike Grocott Professor of Anaesthesia and critical care at the University of Southampton and Rodney Meeke, recently retired Anaesthesiologist and Intensivist, Cork University Hospital with contributions from David Howard, Professor of Head and Neck Oncology at Imperial College London in 2008 and remains Honorary Consultant ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon at Imperial and UCLH NHS Trust Hospitals, Korle-Bu Hospital, Accra, and KCMC Hospital, Tanzania, Jim Roberts, Consultant anaesthetist & medical innovator at University College London Hospital & Anil Patel, Professor, consultant anaesthetist at The Royal National ENT & Eastman Dental Hospitals, University College London Hospital and DAS professor of anaesthesia & airway management.