When do I need to go to the hospital?

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When do I need to go to the hospital?

Postby curiousgeorge » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:15 am

For what reasons should I go to the hospital?

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Re: When do I need to go to the hospital?

Postby bachjr » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:18 am

In the event of high fever, dehydration, chest or abdominal pain, or O2 sat baseline less than 95% despite CNVS and MIE or if exhausted from around-the-clock MIE use for days, then hospitalization becomes necessary. DO warn the emergency personnel that oxygen administration might cause you to stop breathing and result in the need for emergency intubation. DO indicate that you will continue to need to use the oximetry feedback protocol with NVS and MIE with one or more care providers/family members present.

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