- Capping a cuffed tracheostomy tube. Morris, Linda L.; Grossbach, Irene // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2012, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p12
A letter is presented in response to the article "Promoting Effective Communication for Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation," by Irene Grossbach and colleagues in the June 2011 issue; a response by Irene Grossbach to the letter is also included.
- Update 2004. // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2004, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p97
Addresses a question about monitoring for pulmonary aspiration of enteral formula in patients with endotracheal or tracheostomy tube in place.
- Management of the chronically ventilated patient with a tracheostomy. Heffner, J. E. // Chronic Respiratory Disease;2005, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p151
Tracheostomy is the most common surgical procedure performed on critically ill patients. For those who survive their critical illnesses but remain ventilator-dependent, tracheostomy provides patients with a secure airway that frees the mouth for oral nutrition, enhances verbalized speech, and...
- Trends and challenges in the management of tracheostomy in older people: The need for a multidisciplinary team approach. Parker, Vicki; Shylan, Gai; Archer, Wendy; Mcmullen, Paula; Morrison, Jane; Austin, Nikki // Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profess;2007, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p177
The trend towards increasing representation of older people as recipients of health care in acute care settings is matched with a corresponding increase in the numbers of older people undergoing tracheostomy.The reasons for tracheostomy in this age group are varied, including respiratory...
- Effects of Systematic Prone Positioning in Hypoxemic Acute Respiratory Failure: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Guerin, Claude; Gaillard, Sandrine; Lemasson, Stephane; Ayzac, Louis; Girard, Raphaele; Beuret, Pascal; Palmier, Bruno; Quoc Viet Le; Sirodot, Michel; Rosselli, Sylvaine; Cadiergue, Vincent; Sainty, Jean-Marie; Barbe, Philippe; Combourieu, Emmanuel; Debatty, Daniel; Rouffineau, Jean; Ezingeard, Eric; Millet, Olivier; Guelon, Dominique; Rodriguez, Luc // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;11/17/2004, Vol. 292 Issue 19, p2379
Context A recent trial showed that placing patients with acute lung injury in the prone position did not increase survival; however, whether those results hold true for patients with hypoxemic acute respiratory failure (ARF) is unclear. Objective To determine whether prone positioning improves...
- Tracheostomy in childhood: new causes for an old strategy. SERRA, A.; COCUZZA, S.; LONGO, M. R.; GRILLO, C.; BONFIGLIO, M.; PAVONE, P. // European Review for Medical & Pharmacological Sciences;2012, Vol. 16 Issue 12, p1719
INTRODUCTION: A review of the available literature has shown that the indications, epidemiology, and complications for tracheostomies are changing, and that no definite guidelines have been established. In the 1970s, the most common indication for tracheostomies in children was acute...
- Answers to CNE Quiz. // Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing;Jul2008, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p335
The article provides answers to the quiz regarding the development of a practice-driven, reality-based program for rural acute care registered nurses.
- Airway Management During a Mass Casualty Event. Talmor, Daniel // Respiratory Care;Feb2008, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p226
Mass casualty respiratory failure will lead to many challenges, not the least of which is safe and secure management of the victims' airways. These patients will be sicker than those typically managed in the operating room and will require more emergency management of their airways. Mass...
- THE INS AND OUTS OF PRESSURE SUPPORT FOR THE LUNGS. // Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii27
This article presents various studies related to ins and outs of pressure support for lungs. Non-invasive ventilation is an established therapy for chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure. Increased ventilatory drive may constitute an important mechanism by which ABG are improved following...