Go to www.nurses.info
. When you get to this site, type in the word "ventilation" in the Quick Search box and click on "search". Four hits are displayed. Click on the third hit (Nursing Tutorials
). When you get to the next web page there will be a listing of things. Click on Critical Care Medicine Tutorials
. On the next web page that appears click on Respiratory Failure
. Voila! You are there. (I'm sorry, I'm not good with this hyperlink stuff.) Pick your subject. Explore them all. Knock yourself out.
I browsed around this Respiratory Failure site and thought it was pretty good. They talked about flow rates and PEEP and there was stuff on indications for putting a patient on ventilation assistance. But, then again, I'm not sure what you are looking for exactly. What was nice about this site was that there are arrows at the bottom of each page that you can click on to advance forward in the presentation so you don't have to keep going back to the title page.
I tried to get into the site for the Australian Journal of Nursing
and couldn't get in.
Now, The American Journal of Nursing
. Their web site is www.ajnonline.com
. I did a search on their site for "mechanical ventilation" and a bunch of articles came up. Unfortunately, to view them costs $19.95 (U.S. dollars). Don't you dare pay that kind of money. Get the names and issues of the articles that interest you off the site (that's free) and then look them up in a library (or ask a librarian to do it for you).
Again, I really think that you are going to have to go to the professional journals or textbooks, mate. I just don't see this kind of information being out there on the Internet. Maybe someone else has some other ideas.