Manual hyperinflation is associated with a low rate of adverse events when performed by experienced and trained nurses in stable critically ill patients--a prospective observational study.

@article{Paulus2010ManualHI,
  title={Manual hyperinflation is associated with a low rate of adverse events when performed by experienced and trained nurses in stable critically ill patients--a prospective observational study.},
  author={F. Franziska Paulus and Jan M. Binnekade and Marian J. Vermeulen and Margreeth B. Vroom and Marcus J. Schultz},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 12},
  pages={1036-42}
}
BACKGROUND Manual hyperinflation (MH) can be performed as part of airway management in intubated and mechanically ventilated patients to mobilize airway secretions. Although previous studies demonstrated MH to be associated with hemodynamic and respiratory instability, we hypothesized MH to cause fewer adverse events (AEs) when performed by experienced and trained nurses in stable critically ill patients. METHODS The incidence and type of AEs associated with MH were studied in a 28-bed mixed… CONTINUE READING