Principles of mechanical ventilation for non-critical care nurses

Hill, Barry (2020) Principles of mechanical ventilation for non-critical care nurses. British Journal of Nursing, 29 (8). pp. 470-475. ISSN 0966-0461

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2020.29.8.470

Abstract

Ventilation is the process by which gases move in and out of the lungs (Woodrow, 2019). In critically unwell patients, self-ventilation may become inadequate. Artificial ventilation may be required when self-ventilation is, or is likely to be, inadequate due to respiratory or neurological distress causing loss of consciousness; the use of recreational drugs, sedatives; opioid medications; head injury and neurological disorders.

This article aims to introduce non-critical care nurses to the principles of mechanical ventilation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 12:10
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 14:41
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45722

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