The Role of the Nurse In Mechanical Ventilation Weaning. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements in the course N451 Clinical Management of Adult Health Nursing III Old Dominion University NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Fall, 2013. Introduction. Presenters Chad del Rosario Joe Crossman
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements in the course
N451 Clinical Management of Adult Health Nursing III
Old Dominion University
Reason for Topic Choice
The nurse notices that the patient’s I/E ratio is set to 2:1. What does this mean?
What is a medical complication?
Can you think of possible complications of mechanical ventilation?
Can those complications be prevented?
A comparison of nurse-driven protocol-directed weaning from mechanical ventilation and physician-driven weaning from mechanical ventilation.
General feelings of uncertainty regarding their preparation for the weaning process and lack of explanation, manifested by three themes:
Communication is Key – Establish means of Communication
WW is a ‘frequent flyer’ admitted for an exacerbation of COPD. You have orders for his extubation to take place.
JP is a young mother of 3 who has been well on the road to recovery. The doctor has just come out the room after talking with both JP and her family. Mr. P looks very sad because the doctor has stated he’s going to “turn off the machine” today.
What should you do for both of these patients?
Restating the goal
Restating the objectives
The goal has been met.
The objectives have been met.