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Sufficient OLV documentation

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    Is "fiberoptic intubation" sufficient documentation that the patient was on a one lung vent?

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    No, it does not. If the notes said that a double lumen with the size above 35. It is a better indication that the patient had undergone OLV.

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    We go by "OLV" or "(left or right) lung down."

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