Mechanical ventilation in the emergency department

Show simple item record Engelbrecht, Andreas Tintinger, Gregory Ronald 2008-01-17T11:51:40Z 2008-01-17T11:51:40Z 2007-03
dc.description.abstract An increasing number of critically ill patients need to be managed in emergency departments worldwide. Numerous theories have attempted to explain the growing number of critically ill patients presenting to emergency departments, including the complex medical problems of an expanding elderly population in countries such as the USA. The situation in South Africa is exacerbated by HIV and trauma epidemics. Critically ill patients who require intubation and mechanical ventilation often need to be treated for extended periods in emergency departments. It is therefore no longer acceptable to apply a single strategy of ventilation for all such patients. This is especially true with increasing awareness of the complications of mechanical ventilation, such as barotrauma, volutrauma and biotrauma. In this new and challenging environment the emergency physician is expected to be familiar with the mechanical ventilators in his/her unit and to be able to select an appropriate strategy for each critically ill patient requiring mechanical ventilation. en
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dc.identifier.citation Engelbrecht, A & Tintinger, GR 2007, 'Mechanical ventilation in the emergency department', CME, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 118-122. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0256-2170
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en
dc.rights Health and Medical Publishing Group en
dc.subject Mode of ventilation en
dc.subject Indications en
dc.subject Discontinuation en
dc.subject Complications en
dc.subject Ventilation strategy algorithm en
dc.subject Emergency departments en
dc.subject.lcsh Respirators (Medical equipment) -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Emergency medical services -- Utilization -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Decompression sickness
dc.title Mechanical ventilation in the emergency department en
dc.type Article en

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