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What can I do for a friend in a coma and in critical condition?
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Support
I am guessing the friend is already in the icu.
While most of the time in the ICU is not remembered, some is. Patients may still respond and communicate even if sedated since goal is comfort, not amnesia. Give them support, as well as their family and friends. Critical illness is stressful for more than just the patient and good social support and communication helps the people caring for them.

In brief: Support
I am guessing the friend is already in the icu.
While most of the time in the ICU is not remembered, some is. Patients may still respond and communicate even if sedated since goal is comfort, not amnesia. Give them support, as well as their family and friends. Critical illness is stressful for more than just the patient and good social support and communication helps the people caring for them.
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Call
911.

In brief: Call
911.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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