The Vent Multiplexor is a patent-pending device designed to provide individualized emergency crisis care for two adult patients requiring mechanical ventilation for respiratory failure when limited to a single mechanical ventilator. The Vent Multiplexor was developed in Connecticut by Vent Multiplexor LLC in collaboration with Yale New Haven Hospital and is intended to provide temporary emergency rescue co-ventilation until an additional ventilator is available to resume single mechanical ventilation or as soon as respiratory recovery is attained in either patient.