AACN Protocols for Practice: Care of Mechanically Ventilated Patients

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2007 - Medical - 284 pages
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Care of Mechanically Ventilated Patients guides clinicians’ practice in the following categories: airway management, modes and methods of mechanical ventilation, weaning, sedation and neuromuscular blockade, nutrition support, and home care management of ventilator-assisted patients. Each protocol guides clinicians in the appropriate selection of patients, use and application of management principles, initial and ongoing monitoring, discontinuation of therapies or interventions, and selected aspects of quality control.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Airway Management
3
Chapter 2 Invasive and Noninvasive Modes and Methods of Mechanical Ventilation
61
Chapter 3 Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation
97
Home Care Management of Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation
163
Chapter 5 Nutritional Support for Mechanically Ventilated Patients
193
Chapter 6 Sedation and Neuromuscular Blockade in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
255
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