WICHITA, Kan (KSNW) – A Wichita hospital is using a tool to help COVID patients recover, and doctors say it is saving lives and helping to free up space in the ICU.
At Ascension Via Christi, 3 different machines are to giving oxygen support to patients. An invasive ventilator relies on a tube inserted into the patient’s mouth. A less invasive ventilator using a mask that goes over your nose and mouth and the heated high flow oxygen therapy– that machine goes into your nose allowing patients to talk and eat while recovering.
Ascension Via Christi said doctors are