As a result of technological progress and a better understanding of respiratory disease processes, new modes of mechanical ventilation for the critically ill patient have been developed. These new methods may offer specific advantages over traditional techniques by avoiding or reducing complications commonly associated with positive pressure ventilation. A thorough understanding of anticipated benefits and potential problems is carefully considered for each mode of mechanical ventilation. Several alternate approaches to ventilatory assistance are discussed. Clinical applications of nursing care are also discussed
Respiratory Care in Adults| August 01 1990
Alternate Modes of Mechanical Ventilation
Robert E. St. John, RN, RRT, BSN;
From the Department of Nursing and the Respiratory and Critical Care Division, Department of Medicine, Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri.
Reprint requests to Robert E. St. John, RN, RRT, BSN, Department of Nursing, Jewish Hospital, 216 S. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO 63110.
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Stephen S. Lefrak, MD
AACN Adv Crit Care (1990) 1 (2): 248–259.
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Robert E. St. John, Stephen S. Lefrak; Alternate Modes of Mechanical Ventilation. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 August 1990; 1 (2): 248–259. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1990-2003
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