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Mechanical Ventilation Cases

  • Case 1>> A 55 year-old man with a history of COPD presents to the emergency room with a two day history of worsening shortness of breath which came on following a recent viral infection.
  • Case 2>> A 45 year-old. 6-foot tall man presented to the emergency room with a two day history of fever and cough productive of brown sputum.
  • Case 3>> A patient is admitted to the ICU with severe necrotizing pancreatitis. A few hours after admission, he developed increasing oxygen requirements and was intubated for hypoxemic respiratory failure.
  • Case 4>> A 63 year-old woman was intubated four days ago for respiratory failure secondary to sepsis from a presumed pneumonia.
  • Case 5>> A 65 year-old man was admitted to the ICU with pneumonia and was intubated when he developed progressive hypoxemia.
  • Case 6>> A 65 year-old woman is intubated emergently for a severe COPD exacerbation.
  • Case 7>> You are called to the bedside of a patient because the nurse is concerned that the ventilator’s pressure alarm is now going off.
  • Case 8>> At 11:00 PM, you are called to the bedside of a 55 year-old man who was intubated one day prior for airway protection during a large upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to esophageal varices.
  • Case 9>> A 30 year-old woman has been intubated for 2 days following a motor vehicle accident.
  • Case 10>> A 57 year-old woman was intubated two weeks ago for respiratory failure resulting from ARDS due to urosepsis.

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