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Traveling with ventilator

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 2:19 pm
by curiousgeorge
MY husband and I are traveling. I will be taking the machine so I am thinking I will do OK.

Would send me a note to discontinue the O2? I have not used it for seven months, so I need to stop paying for it and have it gone, but the company will not take it without a note from you.

(Asked by a patient)

Re: Traveling with ventilator

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 2:21 pm
by bachjr
As you know, you need to use the ventilator while on the plane but it would also help to take 1/2 L/m of O2 while on the flight because O2 levels are low on the plane. 1/2 liter will not turn off your breathing and it can help because your baseline O2 saturation is a bit low even while using the ventilator. JB

Re: Traveling with ventilator

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 1:28 pm
by CharlesandLinda
Is this a general statement or to a specific patient?

Re: Traveling with ventilator

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 1:16 pm
by michaelchiou
In this case, Dr. Bach answered a specific patient's question, but the information can often help other patients.