H1N1 Crisis Could Swamp Intensive Care Units

In hospitals, ventilators are among the MVPs for patients in need of both acute and long-term care. Ventilators keep people in comas alive, help those who cannot breathe get enough oxygen and those who have suffered heart attacks recuperate, and ease normal breathing in asthma patients, among a multitude of other uses. But in a crisis, if H1N1 infections burgeons out of control, for example, the need for ventilators and other critical equipment might exceed the available resources, public...Full Story
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