Techniques for weaning a patient from mechanical ventilation; when to begin, what method to use, and how to predict outcome.

@article{Gluck1993TechniquesFW,
  title={Techniques for weaning a patient from mechanical ventilation; when to begin, what method to use, and how to predict outcome.},
  author={Eric H Gluck and Donna Eubanks and Roger C. Bone},
  journal={The Journal of critical illness},
  year={1993},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={121-9}
}
A variety of methods have been employed to help wean patients from prolonged ventilatory support. Although synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation is probably the most widely used, it has not been shown to be clearly superior to T piece or pressure support weaning. Regardless of the method you choose, begin weaning before the patient's lung function… CONTINUE READING