Strategic National Stockpile Ventilator Training Program

Pandemic events present multiple challenges to the health care environment and the ability of the respiratory therapist to provide mechanical ventilation to all persons in need. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is a repository of ventilators that would be used to supplement the supply currently in use by the nation’s acute care facilities. These ventilators can be requested and allocated to areas of need in the event of a pandemic.

The AARC has partnered with the CDC/SNS to provide necessary resources for the respiratory therapist to prepare for mechanically ventilating a large population during a public health emergency. Information is provided for the three ventilators in the SNS: the LP10 (Covidien), the LTV1200 (CareFusion), and the Uni-vent Eagle 754 (Impact Instrumentation). In addition to ventilator-specific information from the manufacturers, we have provided educational information for respiratory therapists and for the cross-training of respiratory therapy extenders for medical emergencies.

Live Events

Preparing for a Pandemic: The Strategic National Stockpile—Mechanical Ventilation Workshop


Model for Health Professionals’ Cross-Training Document

Uni-Vent Operations Manual
Uni-Vent Eagle Training

LP10 Clinician’s Manual

LTV TBS Operator’s Manual
LTV 1200 Operator’s Manual
Emergency Setup Card
Quick Reference Guide
SprintPack Operator’s Manual
CareFusion Resources webpage

The Strategic National Stockpile: The LTV 1200 Ventilator
Recorded September 22, 2009
The Strategic National Stockpile: What Respiratory Therapists Need to Know
Recorded November 1, 2006

Ethical Considerations for Decision Making Regarding Allocation of Mechanical Ventilators during a Severe Influenza Pandemic or Other Public Health Emergency
This document provides ethical considerations that the Ethics Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee to the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proposes to aid in the decision making specific to allocation of mechanical ventilators during a severe influenza pandemic. Theintent of this document is to provide decision makers at all levels–federal, tribal, territorial, state, and local–with an overview of the complex ethical landscape associated with decision making about allocation of scarce life-sustaining healthcare resources. This document is not meant to serve as detailed guidance about allocation decisions. Rather it is intended to serve as a conceptual framework to assist the planning process. Planning will need to occur at the state, local, and institutional level to develop specific operational details and implementation steps. Thus, this document does not address how to approach specific allocation decisions, but instead highlights ethical standards and principles relevant to allocation of ventilators during a severepandemic or other public health emergency and discusses some of the advantages and disadvantages inherent in different approaches to allocation.

SNS Ventilator Training for Healthcare Workers