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School of Medicine’s Raymond Onders discusses how a device designed to wean patients off ventilators has been granted EUA in light of the crisis

Device to Assist in Weaning Patients Off Ventilators is Granted EUA

MDDI/QMED: Raymond Onders, a professor in the School of Medicine, spoke about an Oberlin, Ohio-based company that received “emergency use authorization” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to use technology—developed in collaboration with Case Western Reserve and the University Hospitals of Cleveland—that can assist in weaning patients who have been determined by their healthcare provider to be at high risk from being taken off ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic, which could potentially help free up more of the devices for others: “Trauma and high-risk surgical and cardiac patients will continue to require ICU beds and ventilators that are also needed for COVID-19 patients,” said Onders.