International Journal of Academic Medicine

: 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 67--71

Mechanical ventilation: Weaning and extubation

Stanislaw P Stawicki 
 OPUS 12 Foundation, Bethlehem, PA, USA

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Stanislaw P Stawicki
Department of Research and Innovation, St. Luke's University Health Network, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Discontinuation of mechanical ventilatory support represents a milestone in the progression to patient recovery in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Despite advances in mechanical ventilation and respiratory support, the science of determining if the patient is ready for extubation is still very imprecise. The goal of this article is to summarize key developments in this important clinical area. The following core competencies are addressed in this article: Medical knowledge and patient care. Republished with permission from: Stawicki SP. ICU Corner – Mechanical ventilation: Weaning and extubation. OPUS 12 Scientist 2007;1(2):13-16.

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Stawicki SP. Mechanical ventilation: Weaning and extubation.Int J Acad Med 2017;3:67-71

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Stawicki SP. Mechanical ventilation: Weaning and extubation. Int J Acad Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Jan 23 ];3:67-71
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