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Article: The effect of protective treatment in reducing pressure ulcers for non-invasive ventilation patients.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: In acute respiratory failure, non-invasive ventilation (NIV) treatment is used to prevent the need for intubation. NIV applied through a face mask may contribute to the development of facial skin lesions. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy of protective dressings and of using no materials for pressure ulcer prevention. There were 90 participants in this study. The participants were assigned into three groups: control group, tegasorb group, and tegaderm group. The tegasorb group and tegaderm group, in contrast to the control group, had fewer pressure ulcers based on our statistics and occurrence duration time (p<.01). However, there were no significant difference in occurrence duration time between the tegasorb group and tegaderm group. This result revealed that tegasorb and tegaderm could be used on the face of NIV patients to prevent pressure ulcers.Intensive and Critical Care Nursing 01/2008; 24(5):295-9.
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ABSTRACT: The metabolites of reoxygenation accumulate as toxic free radicals during physiological reactions. During an episode of asphyxia, 100% oxygen rather than 21% oxygen is usually used for resuscitation. Excessive free radicals and cell injury may be produced during reoxygenation following the hypoxic event. Prior research has shown that resuscitation with room air (21% oxygen) may be equally effective as 100% oxygen. The side effects are also less with room air. However, evidence-based studies on this topic are limited. It is, therefore, more appropriate to follow the recommendation of Neonatal Resuscitation Program that 100% oxygen should be used during neonatal resuscitation and the oxygen concentration should be adjusted according to the different condition of individual infants.Hu li za zhi The journal of nursing 03/2004; 51(1):81-4.