Patient & Visitor Alert: Because flu cases are on the rise, starting February 24, children 12 and younger
will be restricted from visiting hospitals and certain inpatient facilities throughout Carolinas HealthCare System. Learn more.

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Family Member Frequently Asked Questions

Why might my loved one be placed on a ventilator?
A ventilator/respirator is designed to assist a patient’s breathing and may be used for various situations. Continued need for a ventilator/respirator is closely monitored by members of the trauma team.