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Reducing the Need for Ventilators Altogether | Oxygen Treatment Hoods

Did the ventilator shortage frenzy go away? Perhaps, or perhaps not – it may be that the important part to the Covid-19 equation is reducing the need for ventilators altogether – and that is starting to go noticed. The need for intubation and ventilator use comes with massive challenges, many of which are equally as complicated as sourcing large numbers of ventilators to begin with. For instance, a vent is a sophisticated piece of equipment that requires both training and appropriate staffing levels. These are two items in the enormous pressure pot here in the United States, and in many parts of the world are substantially impractical. The very unfortunate reality is that once on a ventilator, due to Covid-19 you only have a 20% chance of getting off of a ventilator. (Ref 1) That means 80% mortality for this type of treatment, which are not very good odds. Couple...
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