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Response to TNNurse (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 08:09 PM

39. not every hospital is short on ventiilators at any one time.

Before making this brave decision, have the healthy spouse ask the hospital how many unused ventilators they have. As a nurse can you tell us how long COVID-19 patients are usually on a ventilator?

No need to die if the shortfall is still days away, but it is good to let the hospital know if they face a choice of who to save, you're willing to let someone more in need have one.

I talked to an older friend today who mentioned she would make this decision too, but none of us should have to.

Today in San Diego it's reported that 500 of our 828 ventilators in hospitals are in use, not counting the military hospital.

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