Long term mechanical ventilation

  1. 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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    About Roboapple

    Joined: Jan '09; Posts: 7
    General duty RN; from CA
    Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Long term mechanical ventilation


  3. by   xoemmylouox
    What do you do in your job?
  4. by   HouTx
    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. by   Esme12
    Actually long term vents are common at LTACS what type of facility do you work?
  6. by   Roboapple
    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.