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The symptoms and management of respiratory failure

Philip Woodrow, MA, RGN, DipN, Grad Cert Ed. Practice Development Nurse, ITU, Kent and Canterbury Hospital NHS Trust Nurses are often the first members of the health-care team to detect breathing problems in patients, and are often involved in caring for patients receiving respiratory support ranging from oxygen therapy (via a facemask or nasal cannulae) to non-invasive ventilation.

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