Good news: Scientists have developed an oxygen substitute shot that might keep patients alive for thirty minutes.
Researchers at the Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a new microparticle that can be used to oxygenate blood cells and keep a non-breathing patient alive for up to 30 minutes, according to the scientific journal Science Transitional Medicine.
The particles, a combination of fat and oxygen, can be injected directly into a vein, giving medical professionals precious time to properly ventilate a dying patient.
Even better news: you are not a bunny.
Researchers first tested the injection on rabbits and found that oxygen saturation increased within seconds of the particles hitting the animals’ bloodstream, despite the rabbits’ tracheas being blocked.
There has got to be a better way. I don’t claim to know what it is, but this way is just gruesome.