What is the difference between an oxygen generator and a ventilator

As the epidemic swept the world, ventilators gradually entered the public's field of vision, but for those who do not know medical equipment, it is easy to confuse oxygen generators and ventilators, thinking that oxygen generators can also be used as ventilators, but in fact they are not same.

A ventilator is a medical device that can manually replace the work of spontaneous ventilation. It is mainly used in respiratory failure, anesthesia breathing management and emergency resuscitation during surgery. Its core function is to maintain the patient's breathing. Generally speaking, an oxygen generator is needed to use a ventilator, and a ventilator is not necessary when using an oxygen generator.

An oxygen generator is a device for producing oxygen; most oxygen generators use the molecular sieve adsorption principle, which is an air separation technology that can effectively absorb nitrogen in the air and separate high-purity oxygen. This oxygen generator has a fast oxygen production rate and is suitable for various small and medium-sized oxygen production and oxygen consumption needs. The main function of the oxygen generator is to solve the problem of hypoxia in patients, and it occupies a very important position in first aid.

Therefore, a ventilator and an oxygen oxygen are not the same thing. Ventilators help and replace our breathing, and oxygen generator improve our hypoxia. Ventilators cannot effectively improve the hypoxia state of the human body; and oxygen generators cannot replace spontaneous ventilation, but the two can be used in combination, especially in dealing with more serious diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure, which can achieve ideal therapeutic effect!


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