TITLE

Patient-Ventilator Dyssynchrony Clinical Significance and Implications for Practice

AUTHOR(S)
Mellott, Karen G.; Grap, Mary Jo; Munro, Cindy L.; Sessler, Curtis N.; Wetzel, Paul A.
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2009, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the clinical significance and importance for practice of patient-ventilator dyssynchrony (PVD). It notes that dyssynchrony becomes an option because mechanical ventilators lack responsiveness that are required for the interaction with patients' conditions. PVD is said to prolong mechanical ventilation and hospital stay that critically ill patients underappreciate. Sedation is considered a method of increasing patients' anxiety and to reduce PVD.
ACCESSION #
45462728

 

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