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Mechanical ventilation | how it helps in the fight against Covid-19

Tiyese Jeranji, of Daily Maverick, spoke to Professor Ross Hofmeyr (1999O) on what mechanical ventilation entails and how it can save lives.

10 Sep 2020
OD Updates

While high-flow nasal oxygen has been one of the success stories of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is not always enough. Sometimes more invasive mechanical ventilation is required. Tiyese Jeranji spoke to Professor Ross Hofmeyr on what mechanical ventilation entails and the measures his team at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town have employed to successfully manage these critical Covid-19 cases.

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