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8. ventilator nursing care

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8. ventilator nursing care

  2. 2. VENTILATOR A mechanical ventilator is a positive or negative pressure breathing device that can maintain ventilation and oxygen delivery for a prolonged period. Mechanical ventilation has been used for decades to support the respiratory functions of patients with various degrees of respiratory distress or failure. 2Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
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  5. 5. PURPOSES To maintain gas exchange in case of acute and chronic respiratory failure. To maintain ventilatory support after CPR. To reduce pulmonary vascular resistance. To excrete increased CO2 production. To give general anesthesia with muscle relaxants. 5Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  6. 6. Indications for Mechanical Ventilation  Upper airway obstruction and Lower airway obstruction as a result of blockage.  Neuromuscular disorders as in Myasthenia gravis, Poliomyelitis, Gullian-Barre syndrome, Snake bite and inadequate reversal of anesthesia. 6Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  7. 7. ContD…  Lung diseases which prevent proper exchange of O2 and CO2 as in Chest Injuries Pneumothorax, lung Infections, COPD, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).  Post-operative cardiac surgery, any other surgery, shock & trauma.  Respiratory arrest. 7Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  8. 8. Criteriafor institution of ventilator support: Normal range (adult) Ventilation indicated Parameters 10-20 5-7 65-75 75-100 > 35 < 5 < 15 <-20 A- Pulmonary function studies: • Respiratory rate (breaths/min). • Tidal volume (ml/kg body wt) • Vital capacity (ml/kg body wt) • Maximum Inspiratory Force (cm H2O) 8Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  9. 9. Criteriafor institution of ventilatory support: Normal range Ventilation indicated Parameters 7.35-7.45 75-100 35-45 < 7.25 < 60 > 50 B- Arterial blood Gases • PH • PaO2 (mmHg) • PaCO2 (mmHg) 9Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  10. 10. Classification of Ventilators Ventilator Positive pressure Negative pressure 10Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  11. 11. NEGATIVE PRESSURE VENTILATOR Elongated tank, which encases the patient up to the neck. The neck is sealed with a rubber gasket, the patient's face are exposed to the room air. These exert negative pressure on the external chest decreasing the intra-thoracic pressure during inspiration, allows air to flow into the lungs, filling its volume. The cessation of the negative pressure causes the chest wall to fall and exhalation to occur. 11Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
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  13. 13. Contd… These are simple to use and do not require intubations of the airway; consequently, they are especially adaptable for home use. It is used mainly in chronic respiratory failure associated with neuromuscular conditions such as poliomyelitis, muscular dystrophy and myasthenia gravis. The use of negative-pressure ventilators is restricted in clinical practice, however, because they limit positioning and movement and they lack adaptability to large or small body torsos (chests). 13Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
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  16. 16. POSITIVE PRESSURE VENTILATION Positive pressure ventilators inflate the lungs by exerting positive pressure on the airway forcing the alveoli to expand during inspiration. Expiration occurs passively. 16Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  17. 17. ContD… Positive-pressure ventilators require an artificial airway (Endotracheal or tracheostomy tube) and use positive pressure to force gas into a patient's lungs. Inspiration can be triggered either by the patient or the machine. 17Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  18. 18. Origins of mechanical ventilation •Negative-pressure ventilators (“iron lungs”) • Non-invasive ventilation first used in Boston Children’s Hospital in 1928 • Used extensively during polio outbreaks in 1940s – 1950s •Positive-pressure ventilators • Invasive ventilation first used at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1955 • Now the modern standard of mechanical ventilation The era of intensive care medicine began with positive-pressure ventilation The iron lung created negative pressure in abdomen as well as the chest, decreasing cardiac output. Iron lung polio ward at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in 1953. 18Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  19. 19. Mechanical Ventilators Classification 19Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  20. 20. 1. Control: How the ventilator knows how much flow to deliver? Volume Controlled (volume limited, volume targeted) and Pressure Variable Pressure Controlled (pressure limited, pressure targeted) and Volume Variable Dual Controlled (volume targeted, pressure limited) 20Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  21. 21. 2. Cycling how the ventilator switches from inspiration to expiration Time, flow, volume & pressure cycling mechanism. Time cycled: - is terminated to the expiratory phase once a predetermined inspiratory time elapses - it is used for neonates and in the operating room 21Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  22. 22. Flow cycled: - When the flow reaches to a predetermined level, the ventilator cycles from inspiration into expiration irrespective of inspiratory time & VT. - Have pressure and flow sensors. Pressure-cycled: - Terminate into the expiratory phase when airway pressure reaches to a predetermined level, irrespective of VT, inspiratory time or inspiratory flow rate. -Pressure-cycled ventilators are generally most useful for short-term use only (transport). 22Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  23. 23. Volume cycled:  Terminate in inspiration when a preselected volume is delivered.  Many adult ventilators are volume cycled but also have secondary limits on inspiratory pressure to guard against pulmonary barotrauma.  If inspiratory pressure exceeds the pressure limit, the machine cycles into expiration even if the selected volume has not been delivered. 23Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  24. 24. 3. Triggering (What causes the ventilator to cycle to inspiration? ) Time: The ventilator cycles at a set frequency as determined by the controlled rate. Pressure: The ventilator senses the pt's inspiratory effort by way of a ↓ in the baseline pressure. Flow: Modern ventilators deliver a constant flow around the circuit throughout the respiratory cycle. A deflection in this flow by patient inspiration, is monitored by the ventilator and it delivers a breath, requires less work by the patient than pressure triggering. 24Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  25. 25. VENTILATION STRATEGIES 1. Assisted spontaneous breathing: a) Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) b) Positive End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) 2. Supported spontaneous breathing: (Pressure or volume support in spontaneous breathing) a) Pressure Support Ventilation b) Volume Support Ventilation 25Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  26. 26. ContD… 3. Mixed respiratory support: a) Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (IMV) b) Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (SIMV). 4. Controlled mechanical ventilation: a) Pressure Controlled Ventilation b) Volume Controlled Ventilation c) Controlled Ventilation d) High Frequency Ventilation 26Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  27. 27. important ventilation modes  Controlled Mechanical Ventilation (CMV) - Pressure Controlled Ventilation (PCV) - Volume Controlled Ventilation (VCV)  Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation (IPPV)  Pressure Support Ventilation (PSV)  Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (SIMV)  Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BIPAP)  Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)  Inverse Ratio Ventilation (IRV) 27Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  28. 28. Pressure-cycled modes • Pressure Support Ventilation (PSV) • Pressure Control Ventilation (PCV) • CPAP • BiPAP Volume-cycled modes • Assist/Control Ventilation • Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (IMV) • Synchronous Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (SIMV) 28Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  29. 29. CPAP The effect of CPAP is compared to inflating a balloon but not letting it completely deflate before inflating it again. The second inflation is easier to perform because resistance is decreased. A continuous level of elevated pressure is provided through the patient circuit to maintain adequate oxygenation, decrease the work of breathing. CPAP may be used invasively through an endotracheal tube or tracheostomy or non- invasively with a face mask or nasal prongs. 29Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  30. 30. PEEP  PEEP is positive pressure that is applied by the ventilator at the end of expiration.  This mode does not deliver breaths but is used as an adjunct to CV and SIMV to improve oxygenation by opening collapsed alveoli at the end of expiration. 30Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  31. 31. CONTd… Complications from the increased pressure can include decreased cardiac output, lung rupture, and increased intracranial pressure. It is used to increase the surface area to prevent collapse of alveoli and to prevent atelectasis. PEEP is functionally the same as CPAP, but refers to the use of an elevated pressure during the expiratory phase of the ventilatory cycle. 31Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  32. 32. INTERMITTENT MANDATORY VENTILATION (IMV) A mode of mechanical ventilation in which the patient is allowed to breathe independently except during certain prescribed intervals, when a ventilator delivers a breath either under positive pressure or in a measured volume. 32Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  33. 33. SynchronizedIntermittent Mandatory Ventilation (SIMV) In this mode the ventilator provides a pre-set mechanical breath (pressure or volume limited) every specified number of seconds (determined by dividing the respiratory rate into 60 - thus a respiratory rate of 12 results in a 5 second cycle time). Within that cycle time the ventilator waits for the patient to initiate a breath using either a pressure or flow sensor. When the ventilator senses the first patient breathing attempt within the cycle, it delivers the preset ventilator breath. If the patient fails to initiate a breath, the ventilator delivers a mechanical breath at the end of the breath cycle. 33Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  34. 34. CONTD… SIMV is used as a primary mode of ventilation as well as a weaning mode. (During weaning, the preset rate is gradually reduced, allowing the patient to slowly regain breathing on their own.) The disadvantage of this mode is that it may increase the effort of breathing and cause respiratory muscle fatigue. When patient is breathing independently and adequately, ventilator does not support. Note: The ventilator initiates each breath in synchrony with the patient's breaths . 34Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  35. 35. CONTROLLED VENTILATION: IPPV The ventilator initiates and controls both the volume delivered and the frequency of breaths. • This mode is used for patients who are unable to initiate a breath. • It is indicated in patients with apnea, drug overdose, spinal cord injuries, CNS dysfunction, flail chest, neuromuscular disease, and paralysis from drugs. • If it is used with spontaneously breathing patients, they must be sedated and/or pharmacologically paralyzed so they don't breathe out of synchrony with the ventilator. 35Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  36. 36. ASSIST CONTROL VENTILATION  This mode is used for pts. who can initiate a breath but who have weakened respiratory muscles.  In this mode, the ventilator provides a mechanical breath with either a pre-set tidal volume or peak pressure every time the pt. initiates a breath.  If the pt. fail to initiate inspiration, the ventilator automatically goes into the back up mode and delivers the pre set rate and tidal volume until it senses an inspiratory effort.  It is used in disease conditions like Myasthenia gravis, GB syndrome, post cardiac/respiratory arrest, pulmonary edema, ARDS, etc. 36Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  37. 37. INVERSE RATIOVENTILATION (IRV) The normal inspiratory: expiratory ratio is 1:2, but this is reversed during IRV to 2:1 or greater (the maximum is 4:1). This method is used for patients who are still hypoxic, even with the use of PEEP. 37Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  38. 38. CONTD… Longer inspiratory time increases the amount of air in the lungs at the end of expiration (the functional residual capacity) and improves oxygenation by re-expanding collapsed alveoli. The shorter expiratory time prevents the alveoli from collapsing again. This method requires sedation and therapeutic paralysis because it is very uncomfortable for the patient. 38Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  39. 39. Time Cycled Ventilators Time-cycled ventilators terminate or control inspiration after a pre-set time. These ventilators are used in newborn & infants. 39Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  40. 40. There are several ventilation modes, the most important are: Summary  Controlled Mechanical Ventilation (CMV) - Pressure Controlled Ventilation (PCV) - Volume Controlled Ventilation (VCV)  Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation (IPPV)  Pressure Support Ventilation (PSV)  Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (SIMV)  Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BIPAP)  Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)  Inverse Ratio Ventilation (IRV) 40 Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  41. 41. Summary… Pressure-cycled modes • Pressure Support Ventilation (PSV) • Pressure Control Ventilation (PCV) • CPAP • BiPAP Volume-cycled modes • Assist/Control • Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (IMV) • Synchronous Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (SIMV) 41 Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  42. 42. Initiating Mechanical Ventilation Initial ventilator settings: FiO2 1.0 initially but then reduce PEEP 5 -7 cmH2O Tidal volume 7-10 ml/kg Inspiratory pressure 20 cmH2O (15cmH2O above PEEP) Frequency 10 - 15 breaths per minute Pressure support (ASB) 20 cmH2O (15cmH2O above PEEP) I:E Ratio 1:2 Flow trigger 2 l/min Pressure trigger -1 to -3 cmH2O Inspiratory flow 60 L/min **These settings should be titrated against the pt.'s clinical state and level of comfort. 42Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
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  44. 44. Indications for intubation •Criteria • Clinical deterioration • Tachypnea: RR >35 • Hypoxia: pO2<60mm Hg • Hypercarbia: pCO2 > 55mm Hg • Minute ventilation<10 L/min • Tidal volume <5-10 ml/kg • Negative inspiratory force < 25cm H2O (how strong the pt can suck in) •Initial vent settings • FiO2 = 50% • PEEP = 5cm H2O • RR = 12 – 15 breaths/min • VT = 10 – 12 ml/kg • COPD = 10 ml/kg (prevent over- inflation) • ARDS = 8 ml/kg (prevent volu-trauma) • Permissive hyper-capnea • Pressure Support = 10cm H2O How the values trend should significantly impact clinical decisions 44Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  45. 45. Indications for extubation •Clinical parameters • Resolution/Stabilization of disease process • Hemodynamically stable • Intact cough/gag reflex • Spontaneous respirations • Acceptable vent settings • FiO2< 50%, PEEP < 8, PaO2 > 75, pH > 7.25 •General approaches • SIMV Weaning • Pressure Support Ventilation (PSV) Weaning • Spontaneous breathing trials and use of T-piece • Demonstrated to be superior No weaning parameter completely accurate when used alone Numerical Parameters Normal Range Weaning Threshold P/F > 400 > 200 Tidal volume 5 - 7 ml/kg 5 ml/kg Respiratory rate 14 - 18 breaths/min < 40 breaths/min Vital capacity 65 - 75 ml/kg 10 ml/kg Minute volume 5 - 7 L/min < 10 L/min Greater Predictive Value Normal Range Weaning Threshold NIF (Negative Inspiratory Force) > - 90 cm H2O > - 25 cm H2O RSBI (Rapid Shallow Breathing Index) (RR/TV) < 50 < 100 Marino P, The ICU Book (2/e). 1998. 45Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  46. 46. Spontaneous Breathing Trials •Settings • PEEP = 5, PS = 0 – 5, FiO2 < 40% • Breathe independently for 30 – 120 min • ABG obtained at end of SBT •Failed SBT Criteria • RR > 35 for >5 min • SaO2 <90% for >30 sec • HR > 140 • Systolic BP > 180 or < 90mm Hg • Sustained increased work of breathing • Cardiac dysrhythmia • pH < 7.32 SBTs do not guarantee that airway is stable or pt can self-clear secretions Causes of Failed SBTs Treatments Anxiety/Agitation Benzodiazepines or haldol Infection Diagnosis and tx Electrolyte abnormalities (K+, PO4-) Correction Pulmonary edema, cardiac ischemia Diuretics and nitrates Deconditioning, malnutrition Aggressive nutrition Neuromuscular disease Bronchopulmonary hygiene, early consideration of trach Increased intra-abdominal pressure Semirecumbent positioning, NGT Hypothyroidism Thyroid replacement Excessive auto-PEEP (COPD, asthma) Bronchodilator therapy Sena et al, ACS Surgery: Principles and Practice (2005). 46 Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  47. 47. Guidelines Suggestingthe Needfor Mechanical Ventilation Parameters that help us to guide to take the decision whether mechanical ventilation is needed or not? 1. Cl. Indices:  Apnea with respiratory arrest  RR >35 breaths per minute  Paralysis of breathing muscle- GBS, MG  head trauma, coma - an absent gag or cough reflex. - Effect of anesthetic and muscle relaxant - Others: shock, CCF, sepsis 47 Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  48. 48. 2. Mechanical indices  Vital capacity <15 mL/kg  Tidal volume <5 mL/ kg  Maximum inspiratory force < –25 cm H2O 3. Respiratory gas tensions Direct indices  PaO2 (<60 mm Hg)  PaCO2 (>50 mm Hg with pH <7.25) Derived indices PaO2/FIO2 ratio < 300 mm Hg 48 Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  49. 49. S.N Components Values 1. Respiratory rate >35-40/min 2. Tidal capacity < 10-15 ml/kg 3. PaO2 <60-70 mmHg under O2 therapy 4. PaCO2 >50-55mmHg 5. Inspiratory pressure >20-25 cm H2O 49Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  50. 50. VENTILATOR ALARMS ALARM DEFINITION POTENTIAL CAUSE 1. High pressure •Pressure required to ventilate exceeds preset pressure Pneumothorax, excessive secretions, decreased lung compliance. 2.Low pressure •Resistance to inspiratory flow is less than preset pressure. Disconnected from ventilator, break in circuit. 3.Low exhaled volume •Exhaled tidal volume drops below preset amount. Leak in system, increased airway resistance, decreased lung compliance 4.Rate /apnea •Respiratory rate drops below preset level. Apnea period exceeds set time Client fatigue, decreased R.R due to medication. 5. FIO2 •Indicates FIO2 drift from preset range. Change in level of consciousness, disconnected from O2 source, break in circuit. 50Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  51. 51. COMPLICATIONS OF MECHANICAL VENTILATION I. Complication associated with patient’s response to mechanical ventilation . II. Complication associated to ventilator malfunction. III.Complications related to endotracheal intubation. 51Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  52. 52. Complication associated with patient’s response to mechanical ventilation 1. Decreased cardiac output. 2. Decreased renal perfusion. 3. Positive water balance. 4. Barotraumas. 5. Nosocomial pneumonia. 52Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  53. 53. Complication associated to ventilator malfunction 1. Alarms turned off or non-functional – may lead to apnea and respiratory arrest. 2. Low exhaled volume. 53Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  54. 54. Complications related to endotracheal intubation 1. Sinusitis and nasal injury 2. Tracheoesophageal fistula 3. Laryngeal or tracheal stenosis 4. Cricoid abscess 54Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  55. 55. NURSINGCARE OF PATIENTS ON VENTILATOR  PHYSIOLOGICAL NEEDS:  comfort  activity  nutrition  elimination of wastes Patients are often not able to fulfill these needs by themselves, nursing function is then for example seeing to comfort, determining intake and output together with blood chemistry to assess adequacy of intravenous nutrition, and so on. 55Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  56. 56. CONTD…  SAFETY NEEDS:  Threat of injury by person or machines Medication must be checked. Machines must be in best working condition.  NEED TO BELONG:  Security, means of communication Staff must communicate with the patient and patient must be allowed to respond. Patients need constant reassurance. 56Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  57. 57. CONTD…  NEED FOR RECOGNITION:  Esteem, dignity, respect Patients must be treated with respect and addressed correctly.  NEED TO CREATE:  Expression of self, need to contribute Patients must be involved in the choice and implementation of their treatment. 57Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  58. 58. CONTD..  NEED TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND:  Need for knowledge and comprehension An explanation of diagnosis and treatment on the patient’s level.  SELF ACTUALIZATION:  Order, truth, privacy Patients should have as much privacy as possible — pull screens or close doors. The patient has the right to be told the truth. 58Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  59. 59. Nursing Diagnoses  Ineffective breathing pattern  Potential for pulmonary infection  Impaired water and fluid regulation  Oral hygiene  Potential altered nutritional status: less than body requirement related to NPO status  Potential for complications related to immobility 59Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  60. 60. Nursing Diagnoses…  Knowledge deficit related to intubation and mechanical ventilation  Elimination care  Promoting coping ability  Preventing trauma and infections  Promoting rest and sleep  Safety and security needs. 60Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
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  62. 62. WEANING:  Weaning is the process of withdrawing mechanical ventilator support and transferring the work of breathing from the ventilator to the patient.  It is done only when patient is free from the cause to be kept on mechanical ventilation.  Weaning success is defined as effective spontaneous breathing without any mechanical ventilation for 24 hours or more. 62Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  63. 63. Conditions that may hinder successful weaning Patient/patho-physiologic : fever, infection, renal failure, sepsis, sleep deprivation. Cardiac/circulatory: arrhythmias, abnormal blood pressure, abnormal cardiac output, fluid imbalance. Dietary/acid-base/electrolytes: acid-base imbalance, electrolytes disturbance, anemia. 63Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  64. 64. Criteria for weaning Tidal volume be above a given threshold (greater than 5 ml/kg), Respiratory frequency be below a given count (less than 30 breaths/min), Oxygen partial pressure be above a given threshold (PaO2 greater than 60mm Hg) and FIO2 <40% Vital capacity 10 to 15 ml/kg. 64Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  65. 65. Since weaning is the graded removal of a therapeutic modality, the sudden withdrawal will not be tolerated. So, weaning from the following 5 modalities should be independently assessed. 1. Supplemental oxygen 2. PEEP 3. Mechanical ventilation 4. Artificial airway 5. Ionotrops 65Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  66. 66. Methods of Weaning 1- T-piece trial, 2- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) weaning, 3- Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (SIMV) weaning, 4- Pressure Support Ventilation (PSV) weaning. 66Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  67. 67. Signs of Weaning Intolerance Criteria Diaphoresis Dyspnoea & Labored respiratory pattern Increased anxiety, Restlessness, Decrease in level of consciousness Dysrhythmia, Increase or decrease in heart rate of > 20 beats /min. or heart rate > 110 b/m, Sustained heart rate >20% higher or lower than baseline 67Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  68. 68. Criteria…  Increase or decrease in blood pressure of > 20 mm Hg  Systolic blood pressure >180 mm Hg or <90 mm Hg  Increase in respiratory rate of > 10 above baseline or > 30  Sustained respiratory rate greater than 35 breaths/minute  Tidal volume ≤5 ml/kg, Sustained minute ventilation <200 ml/kg/minute  SpO2 < 90%, PaO2 < 60 mmHg, decrease in PH of < 7.35.  Increase in PaCO2. 68Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  69. 69. NURSING CARE OF THE PATIENT BEING WEANED  Assess the client for the weaning criteria.  Monitor the activity level, assess dietary intake and monitor results of the lab tests.  Assess client’s & family’s level of understanding of weaning.  Explain that patient may feel shortness of breath initially & provide encouragement as needed.  Monitor vital signs, pulse oximetry, ECG changes, ABG analysis & respiratory pattern continuously for the first 20-30 min & then every 5 min until weaning is complete. 69Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  70. 70. Nursing Care…  Implement the weaning method prescribed: ASB, IMV, SIMV, CPAP, T-piece, etc….  Maintain a patent airway, suction the airway as needed.  Monitor the ABG level & Pulmonary Function Test as per requirement.  Terminate the weaning if adverse reactions occur.  Assess psychological dependence if the physiologic parameters indicate weaning is feasible or patient still resists. 70Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  71. 71. Elimination Care: Catheter care Proper cleaning, use of bed pan if possible. Optimal Level of Mobility: The nurse should help active or passive range of motion every 6-8 hours to prevent contractures and venous stasis. 71Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  72. 72. Promoting Optimal Communication: Assessment of the ability of the ventilator- dependent patient's to communicate and thus identify the patient's limitations. Use non-verbal methods of communication. Use of signals, signs, nodding, palm writing, lip reading. Provide paper & pencil, magic slate. Be alert to non-verbal clues. Allow patient to respond and repeat explanations. 72Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  73. 73. Preventing trauma and infections: Positioning of the ventilator tubing should be such that there is minimal pulling or distortion of the tube in the trachea to reduce the risk of trauma to the trachea. Monitoring of cuff pressure every 8 hrs to maintain the pressure less than 25cm of H2O. Tracheotomy care at least every 8 hourly & more frequent if need. 73Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  74. 74. Preventing trauma and infections… Oral care frequently because the oral cavity is the primary source of contamination of the lungs in the intubated and compromised patients. The naso-gastric tube can increase the risk of aspiration, leading to nosocomial pneumonia hence the patient should be positioned with the head elevated above the stomach. All prescribed medications should be given on time. Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS 74
  75. 75. Promoting coping Ability: Encouraging family to verbalize their feelings about the ventilators, patient's condition is beneficial. Explanation about the procedures every time they are performed helps to reduce anxiety. 75Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  76. 76. Rest & Sleep: Keep calm & quiet environment. Turn monitor alarm down if possible. Provide dim light during night & soft music if possible. Cover patient eyes with clean gauze. 76Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  77. 77. Oral Hygiene:  Provide oral care every 2 hourly as oral mucus membranes dry in 2 hours.  Moisten the mouth with solutions that do not contain alcohol or lemon. Moistens the lips with lubricant. It prevents drying, cracking & excoriation.  Brush the client’s teeth as twice daily as dental caries are prevented by saliva.  Suction oral secretions from the mouth as secretions pool in oro-pharynx because of the inflated tracheal cuff.  Assess for pressure areas at the corner of the mouth. 77Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  78. 78. SAFETY & SECURITY NEEDS  Secure physically, mentally, emotionally.  Prevent trauma & infection  Perform hand-hygiene & adopt sterile techniques.  Prevention of cross-infection & nosocomial infection.  Maintain warm & adequate body temperature.  Put side-rails.  Visiting hours should be defined. 78Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  79. 79. ARTIFICIAL AIRWAY: 1. COMBITUBE. 2. LMA (Laryngeal Mask Airway) 3. OROPHARYNGEAL airway 4. NASOPHARYNGEAL airway 5. ETT 6. TRACHEOSOTOMY tube. 79 Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  80. 80. 0ropharyngeal Airway: There are A.A. with length 25-35 cm, sized 5-10 mm (acco. Int. diameter), vol. capacity of ET tube is from 35- 45 ml (which is abt. About half the vol. of anatomical dead space in adults 1ml/kg). 80Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS
  81. 81. THANK YOU!!! 81 Prof. Dr. RS Mehta, BPKIHS