Airway management for nurses: emergency assessment and care
- 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.
- Pulmonary Care. A Nurse's Experience Being Intubated and Receiving Mechanical Ventilation. Jenabzadeh, Nicole E.; Chlan, Linda // Critical Care Nurse;Dec2011, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p51
A nurse with a history of childhood asthma describes her experiences with intubation and mechanical ventilation. It is important for nurses to recognize that mechanical ventilation is very stressful for patients and for the patients' families. It is essential for nurses to keep the patient as...
- Tracheostomy tube cuff herniation: a cause of airway obstruction in home care patients with long-term tracheostomy. Mahmoodpoor, A.; Golzari, S. E.; Z. H. Khan; Soleimanpour, H.; Dabbagh, A.; Ghabili, K. // Anaesthesia & Intensive Care;Jan2014, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p145
This article describes a case study of tracheostomy cuff herniation that lead to partial obstruction of the trachea seen in a 73-year-old man who had previously sustained a cerebral stroke and had been ventilated via a tracheostomy tube for the past five months. Surgeons replaced the old...
- Assessment and management of airway and breathing. Higginson, Ray; Jones, Bridie // Nursing & Residential Care;Mar2013, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p140
No abstract available.
- Managing the newborn infant with a difficult airway. Johansen, Lauren C.; Mupanemunda, Richard H.; Danha, Ratidzo F. // Infant;Jul2012, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p116
Airway management is a core skill in neonatology and proficiency in managing the difficult airway may be life-saving in an acute emergency. In the following article the authors outline a three-step intervention which aims to improve neonatal airway management within the Southern West Midlands...
- High-flow nasal cannula therapy for infants with bronchiolitis. // Neonatal, Paediatric & Child Health Nursing;Nov2014, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p28
No abstract available.
- Malfunction of heat and moisture exchanger filters: Causality or unresolved problem? Esquinas, Antonio M.; Pravinkumar, S. Egbert // Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology;Apr2013, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p285
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Failed Ventilation Due to Heat and Moisture Exchanger Filters Malfunction" by S. J. Bajwa and colleagues in a 2012 issue.
- Failed ventilation due to heat and moisture exchange filter malfunction: A difficult diagnostic scenario. Singh Bajwa, Sukhminder Jit; Singh, Amarjit // Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology;Apr2013, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p286
A response from the author of the article "Failed Ventilation Due to Heat and Moisture Exchanger Filters Malfunction" in a 2012 issue is presented.
- Transtracheal jet ventilation in 50 patients with severe airway compromise and stridor. Ross-Anderson, D. J.; Ferguson, C.; Patel, A. // BJA: The British Journal of Anaesthesia;Jan2011, Vol. 106 Issue 1, p140
Background Management of the airway is difficult in patients with pharyngeal or laryngeal pathology caused by malignancy, extensive surgery, or radiotherapy scarring, particularly when undergoing pharyngolaryngeal surgery. Tracheal intubation, with or without fibreoptic guidance, is often...