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Unplanned extubation an unrecognized complication
The event is common, costly and dangerous but largely preventable by Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, FACHE
Kandil, Sarah B., MD*†; Emerson, Beth L., MD*†; Hooper, Michael, MD*; Ciaburri, Rebecca, RN†; Bruno, Christie J., DO*†; Cummins, Nancy, RRT†; DeFilippo, Virginia, RRT†; Blazevich, Beth, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC†; Loth, Adrienne, APRN†; Grossman, Matthew, MD*†
Best practices: ventilator weaning protocols
Delivering the best possible care to patients on mechanical ventilation means getting those patients off mechanical ventilation as soon as it is safely possible. According to Carl Haas, MLS, LRT, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, the best way to make sure that happens is to follow protocols developed specifically for this area of practice. He shares his recommendations for ventilator weaning protocols.