Background: Ventilator-dependent patients in the ICU often experience difficulties with one of the most basic human functions, namely communication, due to intubation. Although various assistive communication tools exist, these are infrequently used in ICU patients. We summarized the current evidence on communication methods with mechanically ventilated patients in the ICU. Secondly, we developed an algorithm for communication with these patients based on current evidence. Methods: We performed a systematic review. Studies that reported a communication intervention with conscious nonverbal mechanically ventilated patients in the ICU aged 18 years or older were included.
Who is talking to the ventilated and sedated patient?
Ventilator Support Literature Review | gilera-runner.info
Published in Journal of Advanced Nursing on September 06, Aim To conduct a review summarizing evidence concerning communication with mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit ICU. Background ICU patients undergoing mechanical ventilation are unable to communicate verbally, causing many negative emotions. Due to changes in sedation practice, a growing number of patients are conscious and experience communication difficulties. Design The umbrella review method guided by the Joanna Briggs Institute was applied.
Patients' experience during weaning of invasive mechanical ventilation: A review of the literature
Melissa L. Hallman, Lanell M. Crit Care Nurse 1 April ; 40 2 : e1—e Current communication styles in pediatric critical care units do not often consider the needs of providers, patients, or family members.
Critical Care volume 20 , Article number: Cite this article. Metrics details. A Letter to this article was published on 10 January Ventilator-dependent patients in the ICU often experience difficulties with one of the most basic human functions, namely communication, due to intubation.