As ventilators are becoming more highly developed, it is becoming easier to wean patients from sedation. This means that patients are more awake at a time when they can feel most stressed. Communication can be extremely difficult for this group of alert yet still intubated patients. ICU-Talk is a unique communication aid that has been developed specifically for use at this time. This paper describes the collaborative development of this computerised communication aid.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Care of the Critically Ill|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
Etchels, M. C., MacAulay, F., Judson, A., Ashraf, S., Ricketts, I. W., Waller, A., Alm, N., Warden, A., Gordon, B., Brodie, J., & Shearer, A. J. (2003). ICU-talk: the development of a computerised communication aid for patients in ICU. Care of the Critically Ill, 19(1), 4-9.