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Not sure if the situations...
In Response To: Way down the board now. *Link* ()

...are analogous. Keeping 2 or more otherwise healthy young penetrating trauma victims on the same vent would be much easier than trying to match up 2 or more older folks with lung compliance issues, copd history, advancing fibrosis, alveolar thickening, O2 transport, etc., etc. Keeping ARDS patients fine tuned on a respirator is a full time job for an experienced operator.

I'd be surprised if this worked as more than a VERY temporary temporizing measure.

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