Interventions for ventilator alarms/issues.

  1. Does anyone know of a good site that talks about nursing interventions for certain issues like bronchospasm....biting the tube/kinked tube, leak in the tubing....stuff like that? My book doesn't talk about it AT ALL.
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  3. by   suzy253
    Hi Bonny. I have a pdf file from Nursing Made Incredibly Easy on mechnical ventilation that might be of help to you but I can't attach it to here for some reason. If you want to PM me your email address, I can attach it to that.
  4. by   Bonny619
    Thank you SO much. I'll PM you.
  5. by   suzy253
    You're very welcome.
  6. by   Lisa CCU RN
    PM me . I have a great one.
  7. by   Daytonite
    you're not likely to find anything labeled as "nursing interventions". i have a website of consumer information where you might find some of what you are looking for. consumer information can translate into nursing interventions:
    also, there is a website called aaron's tracheostomy page (http://www.tracheostomy.com/) that has a lot of self-help on it for parents of children with trachs on ventilators. this site was set up by aaron's mother to help other mothers and nurses who needed information about trach care. there should be information there about handling bronchospasm since this does happen with trached patients.

    also, check out the links on this page http://www.icufaqs.org/. i would look at
    • blind suctioning for beginners - suctioning will sometimes set off a spell of bronchospasm
    • intubations
    • vents and abgs
    i also have these links, but i don't know if they will be helpful for you:
    • http://enw.org/can'tbreathe.htm (part 1)
    • http://enw.org/can'tbreatheii.htm (part 2) - "i can't breathe!" 38 respiratory problems in the er. the links are for part 1 and part 2 of this very educational article. scenarios with focus on the problem solving of respiratory problems. each case will tell you what is going on, what needs to be done for the patient immediately and why. (emergency nursing)
    • http://enw.org/airwaycommandments.htm - the 10 commandments of airway management
    • http://enw.org/airwayhell.htm - difficult airway management: action-plan for airway problems from hell! more for emergency situations, but good to know what you need to have ready if you're not the one doing the intubating!
  8. by   meandragonbrett
    biting the tube= more sedation and/or a bite block.
  9. by   Bonny619
    Thanks again, guys.
  10. by   Daytonite
    i know this is coming a little late, but i found this article today

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