“Like doctors across the country, Benjamin Nicholson, M.D., knows the surge is coming.

The emergency department doctor has seen the predictions for the spread of COVID-19 and knows a finite supply of ventilators exists across the country to support the growing number of patients experiencing respiratory symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

Nicholson, who is also a clinical instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine, had an idea: What if he could take a manual resuscitator, the bag valve mask used by first responders and seen on every medical TV show, and automate it? And what if he could make the plans available to other health systems or providers, anyone with access to a few tools and a 3-D printer?…”

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