Draeger Medical

by webadmin on November 16, 2010

What are the challenges associated with weaning long-term patients from mechanical ventilation?

What are the challenges associated with weaning long-term patients from mechanical ventilation?

“I would say that creating enough time for therapists to spend with each of their long-term patients is one of the major challenges in a busy ICU. The demands placed upon them severely

limit their ability to make the frequent adjustments that a marginal patient can require. As a result, I have witnessed several scenarios where a therapist would prematurely discontinue a weaning trial based on a written protocol, for example if the patient became tachypneic.”

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