Richard Branson, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

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Respiratory Distress on the Ventilator

Respiratory Distress on the Ventilator Synonyms Fighting the ventilator, air hunger, dyspnea, hypoxemia, diaphoresis, tension pneumothorax, airway obstruction 1. Description of the problem Respiratory distress on the ventilator is a common problem in the ICU and can be life-threatening. The etiology of respiratory distress is often multifactorial and ranges from equipment failure to physiologic disturbances.…

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