Weaning From Short-term Mechanical Ventilation

Hanneman, Sandra K.
February 2004
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2004, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p70
Academic Journal
Discusses the key indicators nurses should use when assessing patients for readiness to wean from mechanical ventilation after cardiac surgery. Factors that influenced the general physiological stability; Signs of hemodynamic instability of the patient; Measurements of pulmonary mechanics used to assess patients' readiness to wean from mechanical ventilator after cardiac surgery.


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