Checking for possible causes:
- Primary attendant (e.g. doctor/nurse) to check operation of ventilator
- Check ventilator tube for kinks.
- Check oxygen supply:
- Connection to outlet.
- Switch to spare 'D' size cylinder if required.
- Oxygen supply tube can be connected to the outlet on the front of the Oxy-Viva in place of flow-meter.
- If unable to locate fault then ventilation will need to be provided manually using the Bag-Valve-Mask (BVM) connected to an oxygen supply flow-meter with regular oxygen tubing.
- If on a ventilator, the patient will have an advanced airway in-situ, such as an Endotracheal Tube (ETT) or Supraglottic Airway (SGA). Medical personnel will need to secure the advanced airway before transitioning to the BVM.
- Disconnect ventilator tubing from breathing tube and connect BVM using right-angled flexible connector if available.
- Ventilate patient at appropriate rate; a doctor/nurse MAY ventilate, or request the officer ventilates, at rate different to those listed in the ventilation clinical skill.
- Ensure that the doctor/nurse confirms that the advanced airway is still in-situ and ventilations are adequate.
- Contact receiving facility to advise of ventilator malfunction.
Transport Priority 1.