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What happens when your oxygen saturation drop when you are on and off the ventilator?


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October 06, 2014 7:38PM

When your oxygen saturation levels drop, your blood is not carrying enough oxygen to provide your body the levels it needs. If they drop low enough, your body will shut down and you can die. If you are hooked to a ventilator, this will help the body increase the oxygen saturation levels in your blood, potentially saving your life.