Extubation with or without spontaneous breathing trial.

  title={Extubation with or without spontaneous breathing trial.},
  author={Jing Wang and Yingmin Ma and Qiuhong Fang},
  journal={Critical care nurse},
  volume={33 6},
Purpose- To evaluate whether spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) are necessary when extubating critical care patients. Methods- A prospective, randomized, double-blind study was performed in adult patients supported by mechanical ventilation for at least 48 hours in the general intensive care unit of a teaching hospital. Patients ready for weaning were randomly assigned to either the SBT group (extubation with an SBT) or the no-SBT group (extubation without an SBT). Patients in the SBT group… CONTINUE READING