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Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)
ACCP Clinical Information Includes evidence-based practice guidelines, ACCP publications, consensus reports, and patient education information  
Mechanical Ventilation Beyond the Intensive Care Unit CHEST 1998; 113(5; suppl)  
Applied Nutrition in ICU Patients CHEST 1997; 111:769-778  
Mechanical Ventilation CHEST 1993; 104:1833-1859  
Ethical and Moral Guidelines for the Initiation, Continuation, and Withdrawal of Intensive Care CHEST 1990; 97:949-958  
Evidence-Based Assessment of Diagnostic Tests for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia ACCP Quick Reference Guide, 2001.  
SCCM Guidelines & Practices Guidelines and Practices from the Society of Critical Care Medicine  
Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Sustained Use of Sedatives and Analgesics in the Critically Ill Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Sustained Use of Sedatives and Analgesics in the Critically Ill Adult  
Sustained Neuromuscular Blockade Crit Care Med 2002: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Sustained Neuromuscular Blockade in the Critically Ill Adult Patient  
Acute Respiratory Failure on Vent Crit Care Med 1991: Guidelines for Standards of Care for Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure on Mechanical Ventilatory Support  
CPGs from New England Medical Center (NEMC) Policies & Procedures from NEMC's Dept. of Adult, Neonatal & Pediatric Respiratory Care  
Adult Star® Mechanical Ventilator Source: NEMC  
BiPAP® Source: NEMC  
Bird VIP® Ventilator Source: NEMC  
High Frequency Ventilation-Infant Star® Source: NEMC  
Infant Star® Conventional Ventilation Source: NEMC  
Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation Source: NEMC  
NPV-Negative Pressure Ventilation Source: NEMC  
Nitric Oxide Administration-Mechanical Ventilators Source: NEMC  
High Frequency Ventilation & Nitric Oxide administration using the 3100a Source: NEMC  
PB 7200ae® Mechanical Ventilator Source: NEMC  
Ribavirin® Source: NEMC  
Administration of Ribavirin® during Mechanical Ventilation Source: NEMC  
Sensormedics® High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilator (including Nitric Oxide setup) Source: NEMC  
Surfactant Administration Source: NEMC  
TBird® Mechanical Ventilator Source: NEMC  
TBird® - Transport Guidelines Source: NEMC  
CPGs from Respiratory Care (AARC)  
Suctioning of the Patient in the Home Source: Respiratory Care  
Selection of Device, Administration of Bronchodilator, and Evaluation of Response to Therapy in Mechanically Ventilated Patients Source: Respiratory Care  
Patient-Ventilator System Checks Source: Respiratory Care  
Endotracheal Suctioning of Mechanically Ventilated Patients with Artificial Airways Source: Respiratory Care  
Selection of Aerosol Delivery Device Source: Respiratory Care  
Oxygen Therapy in the Home or Extended Care Facility Source: Respiratory Care
Transport of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient Source: Respiratory Care
Humidification during Mechanical Ventilation Source: Respiratory Care
Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing Source: Respiratory Care
Application of CPAP to Neonates Via Nasal Prongs or Nasopharyngeal Tube Source: Respiratory Care
Neonatal Time-Triggered, Pressure-Limited, Timed-Cycle Mechanical Ventilation Source: Respiratory Care
Ventilator Circuit Changes Source: Respiratory Care
Metabolic Measurement using Indirect Calorimetry during Mechanical Ventilation Source: Respiratory Care
Long-Term Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in the Home Source: Respiratory Care
Capnography/Capnometry during Mechanical Ventilation Source: Respiratory Care
Selection of an Aerosol Delivery Device for Neonatal and Pediatric Patients Source: Respiratory Care
ATS Statements and Positions Source: ATS
Hospital Acquired Pneumonia in Adults Diagnosis, Assessment of Severity, Prevention, 1996 (format: PDF)
Home Mechanical Ventilation of Pediatric Patients 1990 (format: PDF)
Withdrawing and Withholding Life-Sustaining Therapy 1991 (format: PDF)
Criteria for Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation AHRQ
Evidence base for management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ACP-ASIM and ACCP, 2001. Information available also through the National Guideline Center
Use of Restraints/Immobilization Devices Presumably (though unconfirmed) from Harris Continued Care Hospital
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