This article presents suggestions for nurses to gain skill, competence, and comfort in caring for critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilatory support, with a specific focus on education strategies and building communication skills with these challenging nonverbal patients. Engaging in evidence-based practice projects at the unit level and participating in or leading research studies are key ways nurses can contribute to improving outcomes for patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Suggestions are offered for evidence-based practice projects and possible research studies to improve outcomes and advance the science in an effort to achieve quality patient-ventilator management in intensive care units.
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Pulmonary Care| December 01 2011
Achieving Quality Patient-Ventilator Management: Advancing Evidence-Based Nursing Care
Linda Chlan, RN, PhD ;
Linda Chlan is an associate professor in the school of nursing at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Corresponding author: Linda Chlan, rn, phd, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, 5-160 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Mary F. Tracy, RN, PhD, CCNS ;
Irene Grossbach, RN, MSN
Crit Care Nurse (2011) 31 (6): 46–50.
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Linda Chlan, Mary F. Tracy, Irene Grossbach; Achieving Quality Patient-Ventilator Management: Advancing Evidence-Based Nursing Care. Crit Care Nurse 1 December 2011; 31 (6): 46–50. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2011852
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