Artificial ventilation for COVID-19 as if it were his lifePublicado: julio 14, 2020
By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol / Collaborator.
July, 2020.- Due to the efforts made by scientific and health institutions, among others, led by the top leaders of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), and the Cuban State, the Greater Antilles maintains a very favorable situation. in the confrontation with the Covid-19.
However, individual responsibility, distance between people, hygiene and the use of the nasobuco in places of public gatherings are emphasized.
The medical personnel exhort “the common sense of the people who have taken the lack of control as if the pandemic had ended and as if we had returned to normality before the beginning of this crisis.”
They reflect that becoming infected with the coronavirus is not a common cold: there are high fevers, sore throats and chest discomfort “to the point that it feels as if life is going away and the worst is there; resuscitation is needed. ”
Experts explain that artificial fans “are not an oxygen mask put in your mouth and nose while you enjoy lying down thinking about your life …”
They warn that invasive ventilation for COVID-19 is intubation that is done under general anesthesia and that it consists of staying for at least 2 to 3 weeks without moving, often face down (prone position) with a tube in the mouth to the trachea, that allows you to breathe to the rhythm of the machine to which you are connected.
They prevent the patient from speaking, eating, or doing anything naturally because the discomfort and pain they feel require the administration of sedatives and pain relievers to ensure tolerance to the tube.
They continue that during the time that the patient needs the machine to breathe, he will be in an induced coma, that is, an artificial coma.
He estimates that in 20 days with this treatment, a young patient will have a loss of muscle mass of 40% and the subsequent rehabilitation will be 6 to 12 months, associated with severe trauma to the mouth or vocal cords.
They consider that this is one of the reasons why the elderly or fragile people in their health cannot endure. (Infomed photos and thumbs.dreamstime.com).(Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)