Success Stories: Use of Patient Vignettes to Assess the Ability of Physicians to Predict Extubation Success

Siner, Jonathan M.; Siegel, Mark D.
July 2011
Respiratory Care;Jul2011, Vol. 56 Issue 7, p1050
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the use of patients vignettes to assess the ability of patients to predict the success of extubation. He describes the three steps to achieve extubation success including the recognition of improved enough to allow a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT), a 30-120 minute SBT and the decision of the physician to extubate the patient. The author also examines the effectivity vignettes to make extubation decisions.


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