Here is a reading on respirator therapy along with its accompanying vocabulary-building and comprehension worksheet. When I pulled out this reading yesterday to process it into the finished documents you see here, I thought it would be a timely item to post. The reading is primarily about the device, long obsolete, if the number of them I’ve seen in junk shops over the years, is any indication known as the iron lung.
So, this doesn’t tell the story of the kinds of ventilators used for keeping COVID19 patients alive, but rather some of its predecessors. That said, there is some information about CPAP machines, a device relatively well-known these days. In any case, the deeper meaning of the reading–what life is like when one must depend on a machine to breathe–is timely indeed.
If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.