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Is it best to immediately ventilate a person with a severe airway obstruction?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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