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What does it mean if a high pressure alarm sounds on a mechanical ventilator?

What does it mean if a high pressure alarm sounds on a mechanical ventilator?

Occlusion: The high pressure alarm means there is an occlusion somewhere along the system of tubes that lead to the air sacs in the lungs. High pressure can be caused by the patient biting the endotracheal tube, secretions plugging the tube or the airways, bronchspasm, and many other causes. ...Read more

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Would could cause a high pressure alarm to sound on a ventilator?

Would could cause a high pressure alarm to sound on a ventilator?

many things: Many things can cause high pressure alarm to sound on the ventilator, including secretions in the tube or lungs, pt fighting ventilator (trying to breathe out when ventilator is pushing air in), pt biting on tube, poor lung compliance, poor chest wall compliance. ...Read more

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What do the sounds on a ventilator mean?

What do the sounds on a ventilator mean?

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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Hello again i won't to asking about something happens to me my i hear a sound like the sound of the television is that comes from high blood pressure?

Hello again i won't to asking about  something happens to me my i hear a sound like the sound of the television is that comes from high blood pressure?

Not uncommon: Very high pitched, like dog-whistle? Not uncommonly reported in persons w/very high bp--which is the issue (the noise is just annoying). Check and document your BP & time of day taken, take list to your dr and get on or get meds adjusted to control your BP before have brain/heart/kidney/eye problem from the hypertension! ...Read more

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This might sound funny - but I flushed my eyes with the water running at high pressure, would this cause any problems?

This might sound funny - but I flushed my eyes with the water running at high pressure, would this cause any problems?

Don't use high pressure: On eyes, check with your pediatrician. You must be 17 to post on Health Tap. Thanks! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low blood pressure? It sounds like a bad thing to have.

What does it mean to have low blood pressure?  It sounds like a bad thing to have.

Not always..: Low blood pressure is only an issue if you are symptomatic with it. Common sx included fainting or feeling extremely dizzy going from a seated or recumbent position. Virtually all studies suggest an lower , mi or ASHD risk the lower the bp. It should only be treated if you have sx. ...Read more

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My pressure last few days was high highest 167 /100. But after taking water pill which u missed for a few weeks now my pressure went diwn to 136/74 after taking EKG and ultra sound which prvd semigood?

My pressure last few days was high highest 167 /100. But after taking water pill which u missed for a few weeks now my pressure went diwn to 136/74 after taking EKG and ultra sound which prvd semigood?

Dont miss med doses: There are many BP meds, including diuretics (water pills) that are only $4 at chain pharmacies. There's no reason for most people with high BP to run out. Keeping BP under control is important for BP as high as yours, to prevent stroke, heart failure and kidney failure. ...Read more

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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 can I wean off a mechanical ventilator?

How can I wean off a mechanical ventilator?

Many ways....: weaning from mechanical ventilation is the process by which a patient is removed from the ventilator. Sometimes it!s as easy as disconnecting the ventilator and the patient breathes normally. Sometimes it requires a very slow process. There are many factors that determine the weaning process for a certain patient like age, medical conditions( like lung disease, infections, etc.), medications, etc. ...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