Pulmonary Care. A Nurse's Experience Being Intubated and Receiving Mechanical Ventilation
- Does it matter whether you use twill or adhesive tape? Moore, Amy Slugg // RN;Feb99, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p20
Focuses on the use of twill or adhesive tape when securing endotracheal tube on patients on mechanical ventilation. Keeping the tube from rubbing inside the mouth; Skin integrity problems.
- Teaching and training in ibreoptic bronchoscope-guided endotracheal intubation. US, Raveendra // Indian Journal of Anaesthesia;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p451
Fibreoptic-guided endotracheal intubation skill is a strongly desirable attribute of an anaesthesiologist, essential to deal with dificult airway situations. Facilities for formal training in this crucial area are limited. Various aspects of the available and desirable training in ibreoptic...
- The State of Intubation. Fratantoro, Mike // RT: The Journal for Respiratory Care Practitioners;May2013, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p22
An interview is presented with Nuno Azeredo, associate marketing director at Kimberley-Clark Health Care on the importance of intubation which is a life-saving measure for chronically-ill patients. On healthcare issues, Azeredo mentions ventilator associated pneumonia which is the focus of...
- Emergency airway management: common ventilation techniques. Higginson, Ray; Parry, Andy // British Journal of Nursing;4/11/2013, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p366
Maintaining a patient's airway and facilitating breathing are the main priorities during any emergency situation in which breathing is compromised. The key to safe management of an airway is thorough assessment, primarily to ensure the airway is patent. In an emergency situation, a...
- Extubation With or Without Spontaneous Breathing Trial. JING WANG; YINGMIN MA; QIUHONG FANG // Critical Care Nurse;Dec2013, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p50
PURPOSE-To evaluate whether spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) are necessary when extubating critical care patients. METHODS-A prospective, randomized, double-blind study was performed in adult patients supported by mechanical ventilation for at least 48 hours in the general intensive care unit...
- 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.
- SESSION 22: PATIENT AND FAMILY EXPERIENCES: Psychosocial nursing care in a high tech critical care unit. // CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing;2011, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p61
An abstract of the article "Psychosocial nursing care in a high tech critical care unit," by Lotte Abildgren Schultz is presented.
- Ventrain: an ejector ventilator for emergency use. Hamaekers, A. E. W.; Borg, P. A. J.; Enk, D. // BJA: The British Journal of Anaesthesia;Jun2012, Vol. 108 Issue 6, p1017
Background A small, flow-regulated, manually operated ventilator designed for ventilation through a narrow-bore transtracheal catheter (TTC) has become available (Ventrain, Dolphys Medical BV, Eindhoven, The Netherlands). It is driven by a predetermined flow of oxygen from a high-pressure source...
- Laryngeal mask airway vs the endotracheal tube in paediatric airway management: A meta-analysis of prospective randomised controlled trials. Patki, Abhiruchi // Indian Journal of Anaesthesia;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p537
A meta-analysis was performed on prospective randomised controlled trials to assess whether the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) offered any advantage over the conventional endotracheal tube in the paediatric age group. Using the Cochrane methodology, a literature search was carried out through...