AACN Protocols for Practice: Care of Mechanically Ventilated Patients

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2007 - Medical - 284 pages
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Chapter 1 Airway Management
Chapter 2 Invasive and Noninvasive Modes and Methods of Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 3 Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation
Home Care Management of Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 5 Nutritional Support for Mechanically Ventilated Patients
Chapter 6 Sedation and Neuromuscular Blockade in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

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About the author (2007)

Marianne Chulay, RN, DNSc, FAAN, is a critical care nursing/clinical research consultant in Chapel Hill, NC.

Suzanne Burns, RN, MSN, RRT, ACNP, CCRN, FAAN, FCCM, is a Professor of Nursing, an Advanced Practice Nurse 2 in the MICU, and the Director of the Professional Nursing Staff Organizations Clinical Research Program at the University of Virginia Health Systems in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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