- Your ventilated patient may be at risk for VAP. Kusterbeck, Stacey // ED Nursing;Nov2011, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p6
The article focuses on the risks of a ventilated patient for a ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) if the patient has aspirated before being intubated. It states that pulmonary edema patients are at risk if there is large amount of secretions since the tube does not allow cough reflex that...
- Patient-Ventilator Interaction During Noninvasive Ventilation. Hess, Dean R. // Respiratory Care;Feb2011, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p153
There is arguably more evidence to support the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) than any other practice related to the care of patients with acute respiratory failure. Despite this strong evidence base, NIV seems to be under-utilized and the failure rate (need for intubation) may be as high...
- To Brush 'Em or Not: Does Tooth Brushing Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia? Chlan, Linda L. // Critical Care Alert;Sep2011, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p44
The author comments on a study by N. J. Ames and colleagues, which examined the effect of tooth brushing in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critically ill adults and children receiving mechanical ventilator support.
- A prospective study of antibiotic susceptibility in patients with ventilator associated pneumonia. Hashemian, Seyed Mohammad Reza; Tabarsi, Payam; Mohammad, Majid Malek; Marjan, Majid; Shamaei, Masoud; Nadji, Seyed Alireza; Chitsazan, Mandana; Radmand, Golnar; Mohajerani, Seyed Amir; Jamaati, Hamid Reza // Anaesthesia, Pain & Intensive Care;Jan-Apr2012, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p31
Background: An outbreak of antibiotic resistant gram-negative bacteria, particularly Acinetobacter, in intensive care unit is of great importance for intensivists due to high mortality and low effective therapy. Objective: We aimed to evaluate antibiotic susceptibility of isolated gram-negatives...
- Catching Up with the Literature. // AARC Times;Mar2011, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p24
The article offers information on various studies related to mechanical ventilation and respiratory care. A study shows that diaphragm pacing (DP) replacement of mechanical ventilation in ventilator-dependent children provides tidal volumes of thier basal needs. Another study suggests that...
- BRUSHING PATIENTS' TEETH LOWERS RISK OF PNEUMONIA. // RN;Mar2009, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p19
The article discusses a study on the effect of oral hygiene on the infection rate of mechanical ventilator patients. It revealed that pneumonia rates were significantly decreased when intensive care personnel cleaned patient teeth every 12 hours with sodium monofluorophosphate paste and a...
- Ventilation: What Every Critical Care Nurse Needs to Know. Tanguay, Teddie // Dynamics;Summer2014, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p37
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- Taking your patient off a ventilator. Astle, Sonia M.; Smith, Dwayne // RN;May2007, Vol. 70 Issue 5, p34
The article provides tips to nurses on how to determine the patient's readiness for weaning. Prolonged use of mechanical ventilation increases the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia and airway trauma, need for additional sedation and increases the cost of hospitalization. Timing is critical...
- 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.