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Stotz, R. B. – Amer Sch Univ, 1970
Comparison of advantages and disadvantages of unit ventilators, rooftop units, and the Unviersity Residential Building Systems (URBS) designed units. (KJ)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Air Conditioning Equipment, Building Systems, Refrigeration Mechanics
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Ward, Elizabeth; Morgan, Tessa; McGowan, Sue; Spurgin, Ann-Louise; Solley, Maura – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Literature regarding the education, training, clinical support and confidence of speech-language therapists (SLTs) working with patients with a tracheostomy is limited; however, it suggests that many clinicians have reduced clinical confidence when managing this complex population, many face role and team challenges practising in this…
Descriptors: Evidence, Workplace Learning, Clinical Experience, Medical Education
Wong, Elizabeth – American Music Therapy Association, 2004
Elizabeth Wong, MT-BC presents tools and information designed to arm the entry-level music therapist (or an experienced MT-BC new to rehabilitation settings) with basic knowledge and materials to develop or work in a music therapy program treating people with stroke, brain injury, and those who are ventilator dependent. Ms. Wong offers goals and…
Descriptors: Music, Music Therapy, Rehabilitation, Brain
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While, Alison E.; Cockett, Andrea M.; Lewis, Samantha – Children & Society, 2004
The study found an increasing number of ventilator dependent children and young people living at home. Almost three quarters of the sample had a physical disability as a result of or in addition to their primary diagnosis. There was wide variation in the amount of paid care supporting these families which appeared unrelated to the level of…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Nurses, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Schwartz, Karen D. – Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 2009
In the course of the author's research into media representations of vulnerability and disability at end of life, she came across two local news stories, both thoroughly reported on by the "Winnipeg Free Press". In November 1998, doctors at a long term health care facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba insisted on entering a "do not…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Medical Services, Death, Older Adults
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Freeman, Victoria A.; Walsh, Joan; Rudolf, Matthew; Slifkin, Rebecca T.; Skinner, Asheley Cockrell – Journal of Rural Health, 2007
Context: Although critical access hospitals (CAHs) have limitations on number of acute care beds and average length of stay, some of them provide intensive care unit (ICU) services. Purpose: To describe the facilities, equipment, and staffing used by CAHs for intensive care, the types of patients receiving ICU care, and the perceived impact of…
Descriptors: Patients, Nurses, Hospitals, Rural Areas
Strickland, Gary – American School & University, 2001
Explains how changes in school design in the last 10 years have caused heating, ventilation, and cooling system (HVAC) designers to reexamine their choice of classroom unit ventilators (UV). The influence of indoor lighting systems, insulation, indoor air quality, energy code compliance, and HVAC system design on UV decision making are also…
Descriptors: Climate Control, Decision Making, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design
Preston, J. A. – Exceptional Parent, 1991
This article provides information and a product listing concerning the special automobile seating needs of children with disabilities. The products listed meet the needs of children who weigh less than 20 pounds, must be transported lying down, need help with trunk control and/or head control, wear hip spica casts, are ventilator-dependent, and…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Disabilities, Merchandise Information, Motor Vehicles
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Simon, Bonnie M.; McGowan, Joy Silverman – Infants and Young Children, 1989
The article reviews studies showing that speech and language intervention during the period of cannulation can benefit tracheostomized and ventilator-dependent children by improving their communicative functioning while decreasing their frustration with the tracheostomy placement. Therapeutic interventions with feeding skills are also recommended.…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Intervention, Language Acquisition, Self Care Skills
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Douglas, J.; And Others – Child Care, Health and Development, 1988
The case study describes microtechnological aids for a quadriplegic preschool aged boy dependent on a ventilator via a tracheostomy. Provision of a computer, a variety of specially designed switches and software, together with a self-driven powered wheelchair maximized expression of his developmental needs. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Case Studies, Computer Software, Electronic Equipment
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Werth, James L., Jr. – Death Studies, 2005
The author, a psychologist who has been specializing in end-of-life issues for over a decade, uses the death of his fiancee (Becky), following the withdrawal of a ventilator and the refusal to place her back on the machine, to discuss research and analysis of end-of-life care in the United States. After briefly discussing his own background,…
Descriptors: Grief, Death, Self Determination, Decision Making
Scholes, W. E.; Parkin, P. H. – 1968
Three groups of traditional houses were insulated against aircraft noise by double glazing and installing sound attenuating ventilator units. For upper floor rooms of two story houses, overall insulations of 35-40 dB were obtainable, providing transmission through the roofs and down flues were also reduced. The noise levels caused by ventilator…
Descriptors: Acoustic Insulation, Acoustical Environment, Acoustics, Auditory Discrimination
Condry, Sandra – 1989
This literature review focuses on the characteristics of children who are technology supported and on the experiences of families who have undertaken home care of such children. It presents information on: (1) medical, cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional characteristics of the children; (2) experiences within the family; and (3) family…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Caregivers, Child Rearing, Chronic Illness
Lavich, Margot; And Others – 1977
Text, illustrations, and exercises are utilized in these four learning modules to teach respiratory therapy students a variety of job-related skills. The first module, "Anatomy and Physiology of the Central Controls of Respiration" by Margot Lavich, describes the functions of the five centers of the brain that control respiration and…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Biomedical Equipment, Equipment Utilization, Neurology
Janz, Janice; And Others – 1993
This paper discusses issues concerning inclusion of children with special health care needs in the regular classroom. Six categories of health conditions are discussed in terms of their implications for the educational setting. These are: (1) "hidden" conditions (e.g., juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, sickle cell anemia, asthma, and cystic…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Educational Methods
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