Best Practices for Mechanical Ventilation and Weaning

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Mechanical ventilation is an essential tool to provide support for patients who cannot adequately ventilate on their own. Each member of the interprofessional team should be well-educated in ventilator management and should understand the weaning process. Patients who require mechanical ventilation for long periods of time are at an increased risk to develop complications such as prolonged ICU stay and even death. As soon as a patient is placed on mechanical ventilation, the planning for ventilator weaning starts. As patients improve and require less support, the ventilator weaning process can begin.



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Mechanical ventilation is an essential tool to provide support for patients who cannot adequately ventilate on their own. Each member of the interprofessional team should be well-educated in ventilator management and should understand the weaning process. Patients who require mechanical ventilation for long periods of time are at an increased risk to develop complications such as prolonged ICU stay and even death. As soon as a patient is placed on mechanical ventilation, the planning for ventilator weaning starts. As patients improve and require less support, the ventilator weaning process can begin.



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