Factors influencing the patient during weaning from mechanical ventilation: a national survey.

@article{Mrtensson2002FactorsIT,
  title={Factors influencing the patient during weaning from mechanical ventilation: a national survey.},
  author={Irene E M{\aa}rtensson and Bengt Fridlund},
  journal={Intensive & critical care nursing},
  year={2002},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={219-29}
}
Successful weaning depends on the application of skilled judgement and decision making to nursing and medical interventions. The intensive care nurse is in an unique position for adopting a holistic approach to weaning. Such an approach needs teamwork and consideration of all the factors that could influence the outcome of the weaning phase. The aim of this study was to conduct a survey, to establish the factors taken into consideration and documented during weaning at the intensive care units… CONTINUE READING