Nursing and infection-control issues during high-frequency oscillatory ventilation.

@article{Sweeney2005NursingAI,
  title={Nursing and infection-control issues during high-frequency oscillatory ventilation.},
  author={Anne-Marie Sweeney and Joseph Lyle and Niall D Ferguson},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 3 Suppl},
  pages={S204-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To review the specific nursing and infection-control issues that arise during the care of patients receiving high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV). DATA SOURCE Published articles, governmental guidelines, and hospital procedures and practices. DATA SUMMARY Nurses, respiratory therapists, and other clinicians caring for patients receiving HFOV need to be aware of specific differences in patient assessment, including close observation for symmetric chest-wall vibrations. In… CONTINUE READING