Factors affecting the duration of mechanical ventilation device isolation of patients in intensive care units
Trauma Monthly: 14 (3); 163-168 Article Type: Research Article
H R, Aslani
Z. Factors affecting the duration of mechanical ventilation device isolation of patients in intensive care units,
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Aims: Isolating patients from mechanical ventilation system (weaning) is an important period of treatment process in ICU, because this proceeding can represent more than 40% of mechanical ventilation duration. The aim of this study was to achieve an appropriate and effective method of isolating patients from mechanical ventilation system to prohibit additional costs to treatment system and effective usage of ICU beds.
Materials & Methods: This sectional-analytic study performed on 126 patients of ICUs of a hospital between 2006 and 2007. Patient's age, sex, precipitating cause of respiratory failure, duration of mechanical ventilation before starting weaning, using of sedative drugs, method of weaning, weaning time and laboratory data were recorded.
Results: Factors associated with adverse impact on weaning time were longer mechanical ventilation and using sedative drugs such as Nesdonal.
Conclusion: Whether weaning from mechanical ventilation, more attention should be paid to reducing the time of mechanical ventilation and sedative usage.
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