automatic transport ventilator


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au·to·mat·ic trans·port ven·til·a·tor

(aw'tō-mat'ik trans'pōrt ven'ti-lā-tŏr)
A positive-pressure ventilator that supports respiration automatically and with less need for adjustment than a standard hospital ventilator; designed for use in an ambulance to ventilate an intubated patient.
See also: ventilator

automatic transport ventilator

Abbreviation: ATV
A portable battery- or gas-powered ventilator that can be used while transporting patients between locations. The ATV is designed for short-term use and often has separate volume and rate controls.
See also: ventilator
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