Update 2004

February 2004
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2004, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p73
Academic Journal
Discusses the update in the nursing protocol for weaning patients from short-term mechanical ventilation after a cardiac surgery. Efforts of researchers to find an accurate and reproducible predictors of readiness to wean from mechanical ventilation; Application of spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) as predictor of readiness to wean; Criteria to evaluate patient tolerance of an SBT.


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