A nurse with a history of childhood asthma describes her experiences with intubation and mechanical ventilation. It is important for nurses to recognize that mechanical ventilation is very stressful for patients and for the patients’ families. It is essential for nurses to keep the patient as the focus of their care. A key part of that focus is to reorient patients who are receiving mechanical ventilation frequently.
Pulmonary Care| December 01 2011
A Nurse’s Experience Being Intubated and Receiving Mechanical Ventilation
Nicole E. Jenabzadeh, RN, MS, BSN;
Linda Chlan, RN, PhD
Linda Chlan is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis.
Corresponding author: Linda Chlan, rn, phd, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, 5-160 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard St SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Crit Care Nurse (2011) 31 (6): 51-54.
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Nicole E. Jenabzadeh, Linda Chlan; A Nurse’s Experience Being Intubated and Receiving Mechanical Ventilation. Crit Care Nurse 1 December 2011; 31 (6): 51–54. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2011182
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