My Canadian Pharmacy: Details about Respiratory Care in the Absence of a Respiratory Care Unit

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During a 12-month period, a team of physicians provided respiratory care to seven separate intensive care units (ICU’s) involving 192 patients in respiratory failure. All patients received more than 12 hours of mechanical ventilation through an endotracheal tube or tracheostomy during some phase of their treatment period. Of 77 patients classified as having primary respiratory failure, 62 ( 80.5 percent)

Considerations about Respiratory Care in the Absence of a Respiratory Care Unit

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The efficiency of respiratory care in a general hospital intensive care unit or within a hospital ward may be faulty. Effective training of house staff and paramedical personnel is difficult and the geographic separation of patients, the chronic shortage of nurses and inhalation therapists and the lack of (or poor) servicing of monitoring devices contribute to a relatively low grade

Outcomes about Respiratory Care in the Absence of a Respiratory Care Unit

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Table 1 indicates that a total of 192 patients (118 men and 74 women) were treated during this one-year period. They were classified into two groups: primary respiratory failure and secondary respiratory failure. Primary respiratory failure is defined as “including those patients in failure on admission, either from a pulmonary lesion or from inadequate ventilation.” It is true primary respiratory

My Canadian Pharmacy: Investigation of Respiratory Care in the Absence of a Respiratory Care Unit

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Respiratory failure is one of the most critical clinical entities which can be treated with intensive life support. Reasonable success in its treatment has been claimed by those clinicians in special respiratory intensive care areas. Notwithstanding, the majority of patients in respiratory failure within this country are presently treated outside of respiratory intensive care units (RICU’s). Because of limited bed