Aerodynamic SARS-CoV-2 transport in non-invasive ventilatory support methods: a passive tracer study

R.H.J. Hebbink, J. Elshof, S. Wanrooij, W. Lette, C.H. Venner, M.L. Duiverman, R. Hagmeijer

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Abstract

Non-invasive ventilatory support is used in COVID-19 treatment, but little is known about associated virus transport, putting healthcare professionals at risk. This study reveals treatment-related aerodynamics by passive tracer visualisation. All therapies showed extensive jet dispersion, illustrating the risk of droplet-driven transmission that depends on jet-extension and jet-orientation. Aerosol transport is inevitable in non-filtered methods. Further research is needed to guide therapy setup adjustments depending on actual infectious SARS-CoV-2 spread.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020
EventERS International Congress 2020 - Virtual
Duration: 7 Sep 20209 Sep 2020
https://erscongress.org/

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ConferenceERS International Congress 2020
Period7/09/209/09/20
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