Chapter

Caring for the patient on intermittent positive pressure ventilation

Sheila K. Adam and Sue Osborne

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

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Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780199215904
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597963 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199215904.003.11

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Caring for the patient on intermittent positive pressure ventilation

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Endotracheal tubes - Intubation - Maintaining a patent airway - Humidification - Suctioning - Extubation - Tracheostomy - Care of the patient with tracheostomy tube - Decannulation of tracheal tubes - Care of a patient on intermittent positive pressure ventilation: positioning - General care of the patient on a ventilator - Weaning - Weaning the long-term ventilated patient - Pneumothorax, tension pneumothorax, and bronchopleural fistulae - Pneumonia - Acute asthma I - Acute asthma II - Acute respiratory distress syndrome - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Pulmonary embolus (PE)

Chapter.  8164 words. 

Subjects: Critical Care

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