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(weaning readiness screen)
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  • Protocol-directed weaning: a process of continuous performance improvement. [Comment]
    Crit Care 2005; 9(2):138-40Ramachandran V, Grap MJ, Sessler CN
  • The use of a nursing-directed and/or respiratory therapist-directed protocol in many intensive care units for weaning from mechanical ventilation is associated with a shorter duration of ventilation and length of stay in the ICU. Most protocols have two formal components: the daily screening of a set of simple observations or interventions to identify readiness to proceed, followed by a spontaneo…
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