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Mechanical Ventilation: Weaning Protocols

Mechanical Ventilation: Weaning Protocols

Mechanical Ventilation: Weaning Protocols

Medical Education Systems, Inc.
Medical Education Systems, Inc.
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Launch date: 26 Apr 2017
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Last updated: 10 Jan 2018

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Description

Many advances have been made regarding the optimal methods of weaning ventilatory support
and liberating patients from the ventilator. These efforts are important because mechanical
ventilation (MV) is associated with considerable morbidity, mortality, and costs. However,
the premature discontinuation of MV can contribute to the incidence of failed extubation,
nosocomial pneumonia, or increased mortality. Traditionally, physicians have approached the discontinuation of MV through a gradual reduction in ventilatory support, which is reflected in
universally applied but varying forms of "weaning." However, this gradual approach may
unnecessarily delay the extubation of patients who have recovered from respiratory failure. With
better recognition of the complications of MV, and with increasing awareness of the resources
consumed during the care of patients experiencing respiratory failure, a change in the culture of
weaning is well-supported by the literature. Evidence supports the current concept of "liberation"
from MV (ie, that the timely recognition of recovery from respiratory failure is more
important than the manipulation of MV in an attempt to facilitate weaning). Furthermore,
utilizing the skills and expertise of nonphysician health-care professionals (HCPs) can improve
patient outcomes.

Objectives

Objective 1:
Describe how utilizing the skills and expertise of nonphysician health-care professionals (HCPs) can improve
patient outcomes.
Objective 2:
Explain how the premature discontinuation of MV can contribute to the incidence of failed extubation,
nosocomial pneumonia, or increased mortality.
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Medical Education Systems, Inc.
on behalf of Medical Education Systems Inc

Medical Systems, Inc. provides home study courses and contact hours ('s) for EMTs, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Sleep Therapists, and other healthcare professionals. We understand that every profession has different requirements for contact hours as set forth by your professional society and your state board requirements.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 4.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 4.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing (DCBON)
  • 4.00 Hours

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