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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...: ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 provided the ventilation and oxygen needed. Example of long term ventilator patients include ALS or end stage Emphysema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Without tube: 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
Ventilator: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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