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Sean Berenholtz, MD, explains the importance of removing patients from mechanical ventilation as soon as safely possible in order to prevent short- and long-term harms. He then outlines three groups of interventions to achieve this goal and describes a national quality improvement project that hospitals can join to improve outcomes for ventilated patients. Details:...
If you have severe respiratory problems, the oxygen levels in your blood may drop too low, or the carbon dioxide levels may rise too high. Either of these conditions can result in damage to your vital organs, including your heart and brain. Under these circumstances, you may need additional oxygen or breathing support through mechanical ventilation.
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