Suzanne Bennett, MD, associate professor in the UC College of Medicine and UC Health anesthesiologist and critical care physician, spoke to the Cincinnati Enquirer for a story about ventilators, their operators and their roles in the COVID-19 pandemic. She said the respiratory therapists can be the lifesavers for some COVID-19 patients.
Some need oxygen, and some need oxygen that is pushed into them – that ventilator positive breath. COVID-19 attacks the lungs. "It’s like an air hunger," Bennett told The Enquirer. "Some people say that it feels like they are suffocating.”
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