Caring for the mechanically ventilated patient: part one
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Caring for the mechanically ventilated patient: part one

Christine Newmarch Senior staff nurse, Intensive therapy unit, The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool

This article examines the nursing care of mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit. It focuses on the physiological changes and the clinical skills needed to assess and implement care for these patients. Part two, which will be published next week, examines weaning patients from mechanical ventilation.

Nursing Standard. 20, 17,55-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.01.20.17.55.c6450

Correspondence

christine.newmarch@rlbuht.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review