Mechanical ventilation

Nurs Stand. 1999 Jul 21-27;13(44):49-53; quiz 54. doi: 10.7748/ns1999.


In this article Nigel Henderson discusses the nursing role in the mechanical ventilation of patients. He describes the different ventilator modes, and the physical and psychological care required by ventilated patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Critical Care / methods
  • Humans
  • Respiration, Artificial / adverse effects
  • Respiration, Artificial / methods
  • Respiration, Artificial / nursing*
  • Respiration, Artificial / psychology