Modes to facilitate ventilator weaning.

  title={Modes to facilitate ventilator weaning.},
  author={Richard D Branson},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  volume={57 10},
Weaning comprises 40 percent of the duration of mechanical ventilation. Protocols to reduce weaning time and to identify candidates at the earliest possible moment have been introduced to reduce complications and costs. Increased demand for mechanical ventilation, an increase in the number of patients requiring prolonged ventilation, and resource/staffing issues have created an environment where automated weaning may play a role. A number of closed loop techniques have been introduced since the… CONTINUE READING
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