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

Christine Newmarch Senior staff nurse, Intensive Therapy Unit, The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool

This is the second of two articles on caring for the mechanically ventilated patient. It focuses on the process of weaning patients from mechanical ventilators. The first part, on caring for the mechanically ventilated patient, was published in last week’s Nursing Standard.

Correspondence christine.newmarch@rlbuht.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 20, 18,55-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.01.20.18.55.c4039

Published in print: 11 January 2006

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