Accession Number:

ADA218238

Title:

The Effects of Endotracheal Suctioning with Manual Hyperventilation on Cerebrovascular Status of Closed Head Injured Patients

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-02-02

Pagination or Media Count:

120.0

Abstract:

The main goals of nursing care of the head injured patient include maintenance of normal intracranial pressure ICP and prevention of complications of immobility. Pulmonary complications of immobility are prevented by regular endotracheal suctioning for intubated patients. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of endotracheal tube suctioning ETTS with manual hyperventilation MH on the cerebrovascular status of severe closed head injured patients. In contrast to previous studies of endotracheal suctioning, the frequency of measurement and treatment protocols were designed to more accurately reflect usual clinical situations. Keywords Head-injured patients Endotracheal tube suctioning Manual hyperventilation Cerebrovascular status.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE