Short Tilte:Acute ventilator management and weaning in individuals with high tetraplegia
Journal:Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):05, 10, 3, 7-Jan
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.