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Long term mechanical ventilation

  1. 0 This is the area that I have been working in for the last few years. It's very specialized and not very common. Does anyone else work in this area?
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  3. Visit  xoemmylouox profile page
    #1 0
    What do you do in your job?
  4. Visit  HouTx profile page
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    I think you may find more peers in the LTAC or Home Care forums. They would have the most experience with this type of patient.
  5. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Actually long term vents are common at LTACS what type of facility do you work?
  6. Visit  Roboapple profile page
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    I work on a 27 bed unit taking care of people on long term ventilation in a long term care setting. Most of the people I take care of have neuromuscular diseases or spinal cord injuries. I'm an RN. There don't seem to be very many of these places in canada where I live so it's hard to do research on patient care standards. Facilities are either acute care or nursing homes and not many blends between the two. I didn't realize they were so common in the US. The term skilled nursing facility doesn't seem to exist here.