The process of weaning patients from mechanical ventilation may be facilitated by the appropriate selection and use of bronchodilators, mucolytics, steroids, and sedatives. This article discusses implications for the critical care nurse, focusing on the indications, applications, and evaluations of the drugs most commonly administered to patients prior to or during weaning from mechanical ventilation
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Weaning from Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation| August 01 1991
Respiratory Pharmacology and the Weaning Patient: Implications for Critical Care Nursing
Beverly Ryan, RN, MSN;
*From the Medical Intensive Care Unit, University of Virginia, Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Reprint requests to Beverly Ryan, RN, MSN, Clinician III, Medical Intensive Care Unit, University of Virginia, Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, VA 22908.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1991) 2 (3): 361–371.
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Beverly Ryan, Jill M. Luer; Respiratory Pharmacology and the Weaning Patient: Implications for Critical Care Nursing. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 August 1991; 2 (3): 361–371. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1991-3002
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