Mechanically assisted coughing and noninvasive ventilation for extubation of unweanable patients with neuromuscular disease or weakness

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Abstract

There is just one point I would like to mention, which has just come along which, I think, makes it [noninvasive positive pressure ventilation] even more feasible. It is so simple that why it wasn't thought of long ago I don't know. Actually, some of our physical therapists, in struggling with the patients, noticed that they could simply take the positive pressure attachment, apply a small plastic mouthpiece ..., and allow that to hang in the patient's mouth. You can take him to the Hubbard tank by such means and you can do any nursing procedure, if the patient is on the rocking bed and has a zero vital capacity [VC], if you want to stop the bed for any reason, or if you want to change him from the tank respirator to the bed, or put the cuirass respirator on, or anything to stop the equipment, you can simply attach this, hang it by the patient, he grips it by his lips, and thus it allows for the excess to blow off which he doesn't want.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNoninvasive Mechanical Ventilation
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Equipment, and Clinical Applications
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages287-294
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783642113642
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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