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Question: Critical analysis of respiratory interventions in the critically ill patient.

Answer: The object of this assignment is to critically analyse the effects of respiratory interventions upon adults who are critically ill. The intervention chosen for this assignment will be the use of mechanical ventilation to support breathing with specific focus upon the use of mechanical ventilation and the changing of modes of ventilation in order to achieve positive outcomes for patients.

Richard Jones is a 57 year old gentleman weighing 80 kilogrammes(KG) who has been admitted to the Intensive Therapy Unit(hereby referred to as 'ITU') following a cardiac arrest on the ward. His admitting pathology was a head injury secondary to a fall at home. Richard has a history of alcohol abuse and a known history of alcoholic liver cirrhosis. Prior to his cardiac arrest Richard had been exhibiting a deteriorating level of consciousness from an initial Glasgow Coma Score(GCS) of 14-15 on arrival...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Nursing
  • Course: Nursing
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3055
  • Date submitted: January 30, 2018
  • Date written: January, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8283

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