Acute ventilator management and weaning in individuals with high tetraplegia

Short Title:
Acute ventilator management and weaning in individuals with high tetraplegia
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J46960.
Journal:
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2005, vol. 10, issue 3, pp 1-7
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article describes patient characteristics and respiratory issues in individuals with high tetraplegia. Authors describe techniques used in successful ventilator weaning and present outcome data from their experiences. A team approach to ventilator management that is focused on the patient is essential to anticipate and prevent pulmonary complications.
Author(s):
Wallbom, Agnes S.; Naran, Bindu; Thomas, Evelyn
Author Address(es):

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