Nonpharmacological Interventions to Manage Common Symptoms in Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation

Tracy, Mary Fran; Chlan, Linda
June 2011
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2011, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p19
Academic Journal
The article provides a brief overview of nonpharmacological therapies to treat common symptoms in patients receiving mechanical ventilation in intensive care unit (ICU). It provides details related to the categories of complementary and alternative therapies (CATs) by The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. It recommends the promotion of healing environment, sleep, and reduction of anxiety and agitation, and discusses nonpharmacological CATs.


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