Communication ability, method, and content among nonspeaking nonsurviving patients treated with mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit.

@article{Happ2004CommunicationAM,
  title={Communication ability, method, and content among nonspeaking nonsurviving patients treated with mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Mary Beth Happ and Patricia V. Tuite and Kathy Dobbin and Dana Divirgilio-Thomas and Julius M M Kitutu},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          210-8; quiz 219-20
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the communication ability, methods, and content among nonspeaking nonsurviving patients treated with mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit. METHODS Fifty patients who received mechanical ventilation and died during hospitalization were randomly selected from all adult patients (N = 396) treated in 8 ICUs in a tertiary medical center during a 12-month period. Clinicians' notes, use of physical restraints, and medication records were reviewed retrospectively… CONTINUE READING

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