The care of patients with ETs is important, because pulmonary perfusion and oxygen ventilation play vital roles during the recovery process. Although several research studies have been conducted on various aspects of ET care, no standard of care on intubated patients has been developed based on results of these research studies. The value of the research findings should be recognized to ensure effective nursing interventions, minimize complications, and provide optimal nursing care.
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VM Chang; Protocol for prevention of complications of endotracheal intubation. Crit Care Nurse 1 October 1995; 15 (5): 19–20. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn19188.8.131.52
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