The Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing aims to disseminate knowledge and promote discussion through the publication of peer-reviewed, high quality research papers on all topics related to Critical Care Nursing. Critical Care Nursing is an important part of Nursing with a focus of complete care of the patients.
The journal scope encompasses several important topics including Intensive Care Unit, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Neuro Intensive Care, Inflavonoid Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, Surgical Critical Care, Pediatric Emergency Care, Pulmonary Critical care, Critical Care Paramedic, Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.
At the beginning, COVID-19 pneumonia presents with the following characteristics:
Low elastance. The nearly normal compliance indicates that the amount of gas in the lung is nearly normal.
Low ventilation-to-perfusion (VA/Q) ratio. Since the gas volume is nearly normal, hypoxemia may be best explained by the loss of regulation of perfusion and by loss of hypoxic vasoconstriction. Accordingly, at this stage, the pulmonary artery pressure should be near normal.
Low lung weight. Only ground-glass densities are present on CT scan, primarily located subpleurally and along the lung fissures. Consequently, lung weight is only moderately increased.
Low lung recruitability. The amount of non-aerated tissue is very low; consequently, the recruitability is low.
Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing