All CE-marked ventilators available in hospitals, at veterinarians, private hospitals and at university should be put into use before use of the AAU Pandemic Ventilator is considered. Once that capacity is exhausted and there is no possibility of obtaining additional ventilators, our AAU Pandemic Ventilator can be used. Like the existing CE-marked ventilators, the emergency ventilator is for patients who will die without a ventilator to help them breathe. Current use is for patients without spontaneous breathing activity who are deeply sedated, with attempts underway to support other modes.