Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in the intensive care unit--uses and implications for nursing management.

Abstract

CPAP therapy has several clinical uses and offers the potential for numerous benefits to selected patients. Extensive literature is available on medical application of CPAP, but very little can be found on the nursing implications. There exists a potential to increase the nurse's role in the assessment, application, management and evaluation of CPAP therapy. Established psychological implications of CPAP therapy exist. Research is required to investigate and develop the nursing role with regard to CPAP therapy.

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@article{Keen2000ContinuousPA, title={Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in the intensive care unit--uses and implications for nursing management.}, author={Adrienne Keen}, journal={Nursing in critical care}, year={2000}, volume={5 3}, pages={137-41} }