A randomized trial of automated versus conventional protocol-driven weaning from mechanical ventilation following coronary artery bypass surgery.

OBJECTIVE The Siemens servo 300 A ventilator has an automode function that allows automated weaning of patients from mechanical ventilation. Spontaneous breathing triggers the ventilator. After two spontaneously triggered breaths, the ventilator automatically changes from mandatory mechanical ventilation to spontaneous ventilation. If spontaneous breathing… CONTINUE READING