TITLE

Airway management for nurses: emergency assessment and care

AUTHOR(S)
Higginson, Ray; Jones, Bridie; Davies, Kevin
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
British Journal of Nursing (BJN);9/9/2010, Vol. 19 Issue 16, p1006
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Within the hospital environment patients can deteriorate rapidly and for many different reasons. Maintaining a patient's breathing is the main priority in any emergency situation--although achieving airway control can be difficult. All health professionals need to be able to safely undertake airway management and the key to the management of an airway is through a thorough assessment, to firstly ensure whether the airway is patent or not. This article will discuss airway management--both acute and chronic--as well as associated nursing care.
ACCESSION #
53530222

Tags: RESPIRATORY organs -- Anatomy;  AIRWAY (Medicine);  INTENSIVE care nursing;  NURSING assessment;  OXYGEN therapy;  RESPIRATORY organs -- Obstructions;  RESPIRATORY organs -- Physiology;  RESPIRATORY therapy -- Equipment & supplies;  TRACHEA;  TRACHEA -- Intubation;  TRACHEOTOMY;  VITAL signs;  MEDICAL suction;  NURSING

 

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