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How Long Can You Live On A Ventilator
As long as necessary: Or until they are better or expire. ...Read more
Usually...: Usually it's the need for ventilation (disease or prematurity) that is responsible for most of the complications. ...Read more
What happens if a patient is intubated and you don't have resources (mechanical ventilator), and its more than 12 hours, how long is bagging effective?
Ventilator vs baggin: Bagging is effective as long as ventilation is provided effectively and the patient is oxygenating appropriately. ...Read more
If a person is on a ventilator, and does not have a trachea, how long do hospitals (namely icu's) allow this?
Tracheotomy: I am assuming you are asking about a tracheotomy or tracheostomy. If the person is expected to be on a ventilator long term or has been on the it long term (> 2 weeks) usually a "trach" is done. Sometimes, a trach is done initially if there are airway issues. A trach allows the person to be more comfortable, allows easier nursing care, and prevent future airway complications. ...Read more
My mom is an aml patient and is unconscious and on ventilator. How long can such people be on ventilator.?
Depends: It depends on the etiology of why she is on the ventilator and the prognosis of her AML and treatment offered. ...Read more
How long does someone need to be on the ventilator thing before a doctor can declare them "brain-dead"?
Respiratory failure: The simple answer is yes. It's like being on dialysis when you have Kidney failure. The ventilator does the work and your lung exchange the oxygen and carbon dioxide. You have to provide the ventilation and oxygen needed. Example of long term ventilator patients include ALS or end stage Emphysema. ...Read more
We can help patients breath using a ventilator. Usually we place a tube in the trachea and attach the ventilator.
We also can use a special mask (CPAP or bipap) without a tube to attach to a ventilator. Generally we use this method in patients who are more stable or refuse invasive procedures. ...Read more
Patient-ventilator: I am sure the one you are talking about is when the patient is taking breaths and the ventilator is pushing pressure or air. It results in increased pressures in the lungs and can cause barotrauma. (there is also that one that we use separate ventilation for each lung.) we want the patient breath and the ventilator breath to recycle and synchronize with each other. Space too short to fully explain. ...Read more
Breathes on own: Ventilator 'breathes' for you. If taken off, you are on your own! If you are not treated yet of the primary disease condition, lungs may not be able to sustain and you might die. ...Read more
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Maybe not.: People are placed on ventilators for several reasons. Some patients are too sleepy to breathe (as in an overdose of medications), and are supported briefly on ventilators. However, they are also used for severe lung and heart diseases when breathing fails. Sometimes the underlying disease is treatable, and sometimes not. Really depends on why the person is on the machine. Talk to the doctor. ...Read more
NAVA: From the studies I reviewed, subjects less than 18 years of age were excluded from the study. ...Read more
A non-invasive ventilator requires a mask, and will help patient breath easier
a ventilator requires patient to breath through a tube. Then the patient is very sick & was intubated in order to preserve his life & keep breathing.
Nowadays non-invasive vents just get almost all the soffistication from big ventilators from hospitals. ...Read more
Hard to say.: Depends entirely upon the underlying disease and the patient. Your doc knows the answer to this. ...Read more
How it is delivered:
A ventilator is a machine to deliver air with oxygen to a patient's lungs. It can deliver this air/oxygen mixture either by a tube in the throat, whereby it is called invasive ventilation. If the air/oxygen mixture is delivered by a tight-fitting mask, then it is non-invasive ventilation.
What is "invading" the patient is the delivery device. Both are effective. ...Read more
Ventilator...: Ventilator associated pneumonia occurs when a person has a tube in place that goes into their airway and connects to a ventilator. This allows bacteria to enter the lungs from the outside. Prevention strategies include good oral hygiene, GERD therapy and getting the tube out as quickly as possible. A chest x-ray can confirm the diagnosis and antibiotics treat it after sputum culture is sent to lab ...Read more
Probably not.: Obviously, I don't know what's going on specifically, but you should talk to your dad's doctors and nurses. There can be a lot of emotion and guilt when a patient is admitted to the icu, and if you are having trouble dealing with it you should ask for help. Most icus have counselors, social workers, or pastoral care staff that can assist you, but they may not know you need them if you don't ask. ...Read more
Depends: The chances of recovery really depend on why the patient was placed on the ventilator in the first place. If the patient has severe lung disease and required the vent, chances may be poor. There are some instances however when patients can come off the ventilator fairly easily. ...Read more
which sounds?: I'm not sure which sounds you mean. There is a sound when the ventilator is pushing air in the lung and when the air is exhaled. Also, ventilators do have alarms that can go off for various reasons including high pressure, slow respiratory rate, low volumes, etc. ...Read more
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