Artificial humidification for the mechanically ventilated patient

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Selvaraj, Nelson;

Caring for patients who are mechanically ventilated poses many\ud challenges for critical care nurses. It is important to humidify the\ud patient’s airways artificially to prevent complications such as\ud ventilator-associated pneumonia. There is no gold standard to\ud ... View more
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