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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1993

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Phyllis Gaspar

Keywords

artificial respiration, evaluation respiratory therapy

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the predictability of the BWAPT among patients in a midwestern tertiary care center. This study was a replication of a study conducted by Burns et al. (1992) at the University of Virginia. The following research questions were addressed:
1. To what extent does the Burn's Wean Assessment Program Tool predict a patient's ability to be sucessfully weaned from mechanical ventilation?
2. What is/are the predominant factor(s) that influence a patient's total BWAPT score?
3. What variables of the BWAPT differentiate successful weaning from unsuccessful weaning?

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Artificial respiration
Respiratory therapy -- Evaluation

Number of Pages

79

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1993 Constance Schmidt. All rights reserved

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