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Nurse's Role and Responsibility In Mechanical Ventilation and Weaning and Its Methods
Canan Kaş Güner1,Sevinç Kutlutürkan2
1Kastamonu Üniversitesi, Tıbbi Hizmetler ve Teknikler, Kastamonu, Türkiye
2Gazi Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Ankara, Türkiye
Weaning from mechanical ventilation can be defined as the process of abruptly or gradually withdrawing ventilatory support and removing the intubation tube (extubation). In this process, the respiratory load is shifted from the ventilator to the patient"s respiratory system. Practical knowledge of experienced nurses in mechanical ventilation and skills in the weaning process steps are required. Monitoring the nurses (Or A close monitoring from the nurses!?) and a correct orientation about the changes allow early detection of any problems by preventing delayed weaning. In this study, the methods used in the transition of the ventilatation from the mechanical ventilator to the control of the patient in addition to common nursing practices in different methods of mechanical ventilation are discussed. Keywords : Mechanical ventilator, weaning methods, nurse