Effect of patient position on endotracheal cuff pressure in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients


Alcan A. O. , van Giersbergen M. , DİNÇARSLAN G., HEPÇİVİCİ Z., KAYA E., UYAR M.

AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL CARE, vol.30, no.5, pp.267-272, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aucc.2016.11.006
  • Title of Journal : AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-272
  • Keywords: Endotracheal tube, Cuff pressure, Position change, Critical care, Nursing, TUBE, CARE, PNEUMONIA

Abstract

Background: Endotracheal tube cuff pressure must be maintained within 20-30 mH(2)O to prevent complications. There is limited literature reporting the impact of nursing care on endotracheal cuff pressure. However, few studies have reported the effect of nursing care on endotracheal cuff pressure. Objectives: This study was performed to investigate the effects of body position on endotracheal cuff pressure.