O uso de ventiladores na pandemia do covid-19

  • Laura Diehl Barbosa PUCPR
Keywords: COVID-19, respiratory insufficiency, mechanical ventilation, ventilators, intensive care


Introduction: The use of ventilators is highly recommended in advanced phases of COVID-19, when patients present deterioration of lung function and acute respiratory failure. Objective: To present the challenges faced by many countries on the use of ventilators during pandemic. Methods: This study was based on bibliographic research on cientific magazines and online database. Results: The challenges facing mechanical ventilation are: failure on implementing social distancing, lack of diagnosis and late diagnosis, unequal distribution of intensive care units and bioethical issues among who gets access to intensive care. Conclusions: The shortage of ventilators and high number of people infected with COVID-19 could bring health systems to collapse in many countries, especially Brazil. Therefore, new alternatives are being studied in order to solve the presented issue.

How to Cite
Diehl Barbosa, L. (2020). O uso de ventiladores na pandemia do covid-19. InterAmerican Journal of Medicine and Health, 3. https://doi.org/10.31005/iajmh.v3i0.141
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