Tag: ICU

Is Your COVID-19 Ventilator Fleet Post-Pandemic Proof?

As the world struggled to have enough ventilators, some ventilators that were COVID-19 specific came to market that did not have as much versatility as other models of ventilator. As the pandemic gets under control (hopefully), hospital departments need to rethink what their ventilator fleet should be capable of in breadth and depth for a return to “normal” healthcare battles.

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Blood Thinners Reduced Need for Mechanical Ventilation in Moderately Ill COVID-19 Patients

Treating moderately ill hospitalized COVID-19 patients with a full-dose blood thinner reduced their need for organ support, such as mechanical ventilation, and improved their chances of leaving the hospital. However, the use of this treatment strategy for critically ill COVID-19 patients requiring intensive care did not result in the same outcomes.

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