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Corona Virus Disease or Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by the corona virus that was recently discovered. Most people who are indicated for Covid-19 will feel symptoms that tend to be mild to moderate and can recover without special treatment. This virus can be transmitted through droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or even exhales. These droplets are too heavy to stay in the air. Droplets quickly fall and stick to the floor or other surface. A person can be infected by breathing air containing the virus when someone is too close to someone who is already infected with Covid-19. One of the medical equipment that is urgently needed for Covid-19 patients with respiratory problems is a ventilator. Unfortunately, the need for ventilators in various Indonesian hospital facilities has not been met because they are relatively expensive and difficult to use. The purpose of this research is to facilitate human work as well as the efficiency of the utility of the device and to determine the relationship between nutritional status and the use of breathing apparatus in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). The design used in this research is analytical observational with a cohort study approach. This research was conducted on 22 respondents who were treated in the ICU of RSUD Arifin Achmad Pekanbaru. The data analysis used in this research is univariate and bivariate analysis. The statistical test used in this research was the chi-square to see the relationship between nutritional status and the use of breathing apparatus in patients in the ICU.
Keywords: Covid-19, droplets, ventilator, responsibility, patients