Mechanical Ventilation
Creator:   Nursing Critical Care
Created:   3/18/2010
Contains:  11 items
Get the facts about mechanical ventilation and ventilator waveforms, and how waveform interpretation can improve patient care.

Managing a patient with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome PART 1: ARDS

Lian, Jin Xiong

Nursing Critical Care . 5(6):17-27, November 2010.

Despite substantial advances in knowledge and improvements in treatments, mortality from ARDS remains high, ranging from 15% to 75%. This article, the first in a two-part series, discusses the pathophysiology of ARDS and how to use lung-protective strategies for mechanical ventilation.

Know the facts of mechanical ventilation

Lian, Jin Xiong

Nursing Critical Care . 3(5):43-49, September 2008.

Mechanical ventilation (MV) is one of the core components of supportive therapies for critically ill patients, but its application may lead to ventilator-induced lung injury. A sound knowledge of MV and a patient's condition enables clinicians to maximize the benefits of ventilatory support.