When should patients with respiratory failure be considered for discontinuance of mechanical ventilation?

Updated: Apr 07, 2020
  • Author: Ata Murat Kaynar, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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A patient who has stable underlying respiratory status, adequate oxygenation (eg, PaO2/FiO2 >200 on PEEP <10 cm water), intact respiratory drive, and stable cardiovascular status should be considered for discontinuance of mechanical ventilation.


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