Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation in Critically Ill Adults

Publication Date: January 4, 2017

Key Points

Key Points

Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving intervention, but it is also associated with complications. Therefore, it is desirable to liberate patients from mechanical ventilation as soon as the underlying cause that led to the mechanical ventilation has sufficiently improved and the patient is able to sustain spontaneous breathing and adequate gas exchange.

These clinical practice guidelines provide recommendations regarding seven management strategies that have been shown to improve outcomes for acutely hospitalized adults who are mechanically ventilated >24 hours.

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