How Can A Ventilator Save My Life?
In this recent pandemic, a single ventilator determines the live and death of numerous critically ill covid-19 patients. But what exactly is a ventilator? How can a single device save my life? Are there enough ventilators in my country to save the patients? Let’s dive straight into the questions. A ventilator in a few words is an assistive device to help patient’s breath, which replaces the individuals breathing cycle when the lungs fail. According to the world health organization roughly 80% of patients with covid-19 have mild symptoms and do not require hospitalization, so there is no need to panic. But the individuals that experience difficulty in breathing, should indicate a red flag, that virus has caused damage to the lungs. At this stage the body’s blood vessels expand, allowing more lymphocytes (immune cells) to enter the blood. During this process the body’s blood vessels also allows fluid to enter the lungs, leading to difficulty in breathing and causing a decrease in the body’s oxygen content. Sadly, there are not enough ventilators in the world especially talking about the US and Canada there simply aren’t enough ventilators to save the individuals that are affected by covid-19. So how can you help stay at home and maintain social distancing help us help you. Together we can win this battle against covid-19 by simply following these rules.
- Stay at home and maintain social distancing
- Wash your hands multiple times per day
- Avoid going to social gatherings
- If you are returning form a new country or experience covid-19 symptoms self isolate for 14 days but if you feel the symptoms getting worse seek medical assistance as quickly as possible
Together we can stop the spread. Stay at home so the medical professionals can save you. For more information and to keep up with the latest medical news visit www.qualimedinc.com