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Doctor insights on: How Long Can You Live On A Ventilator

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How long can you live on a mechanical ventilator?

60+ years: In some cases people can lives years or decades on a ventilator. One can potentially live their whole life on a ventilator and die from other causes. ...Read more

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How long a person can live with ventilator?

depends: The ventilator is simply a device used to breath for the patient. How long a pt can live on the ventilator depends on the underlying disease. However, pts on the ventilator are more likely to develop certain complications such as pneumonia. ...Read more

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How long can a patient survive on a ventilator?

How long can a patient survive on a ventilator?

Depends: Some patients with chronic neurologic conditions such as ALS (lou gehrigs dz.) can survive for years. If a patient goes on the ventilator for an acute reason like pneumonia, then the longer the patient is on the ventilator the more complications there are. ...Read more

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How long can a person be on a ventilator in the icu?

As long as necessary: Or until they are better or expire. ...Read more

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How long can a newborn baby be on a ventilator without getting any permanent side effects?

How long can a newborn baby be on a ventilator without getting any permanent side effects?

Usually...: ...It's the need for ventilation (disease or prematurity) that is responsible for most of the complications. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If a person is on a ventilator, and does not have a trachea, how long do hospitals (namely icu's) allow this?

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

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How long does someone need to be on the ventilator thing before a doctor can declare them "brain dead"?

How long does someone need to be on the ventilator thing before a doctor can declare them "brain dead"?

It. Depends : it depends some clinical tests and brain scan and EEG to decide if someone is brain dead. Ventilator is just there to support breathing. If someone is brain dead then ventilator can be discontinued anytime when doctors are sure! ...Read more