A 37-year-old member asked:
is it best to immediately ventilate a person with a severe airway obstruction?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Luis Villaplana answered
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Many factors: Will be considered in determining mechanical ventilatory needs. However, depending on the severity of copd, we try not to unless all else fails. Once a COPD ptn goes on a vent, it is very difficult to wean off.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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