Rebecca Sell, Author at Clinical Advisor

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Trouble-shooting the vent

I. Problem/Challenge. There are three general problems that may occur in patients who are mechanically ventilated: 1. Difficulty with oxygenation 2. Difficulty with ventilation 3. Difficulty with elevated peak airway pressures In all three cases, a calm and cooperative patient is essential. Anxiolytics should be used if needed to support the patient and maximize patient…

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