Journal article

Invasive ventilation in the emergency department. Part 1: What nurses need to know

L Rose, MF Gerdtz

Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal | Published : 2007

Abstract

Mechanical ventilation is used in the resuscitation of patients with a wide range of illness and injury and in this context provides many benefits. However, when ventilation is applied inappropriately, it poses a substantial risk to patient safety. Anecdotally, within emergency departments, invasive ventilation is being employed more frequently and for prolonged periods. While the development of ventilation techniques and ventilator technology continue to expand, the majority of scientific literature on the topic focuses on its use in Intensive Care. New generation ventilators, designed for transport and short-term use are being developed that incorporate many features traditionally reserved..

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