Weaning Management

Weaning from mechanical ventilation is the process of reducing ventilatory support which can result in in a patient breathing spontaneously and being extubated. When the original cause of respiratory failure has improved, this can be achieved rapidly in ∼80% of patients. The remaining cases will require a more gradual method of withdrawing ventilation.

The length of time on mechanical ventilation is directly correlated with the incidence of potentially serious complications such as ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) and airway trauma.([FOOTNOTE=McLean, S. E., Jensen, L. A., Schroeder, D. G., Gibney, N. R., & Skjodt, N. M. Improving adherence to a mechanical ventilation weaning protocol for critically ill adults: outcomes after an implementation program. Am J Crit Care. 2006;15(3):299-309.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

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Challenges with Weaning Management

The weaning process itself can be quite lengthy, often accounting for approximately 25% of the total time on the ventilator.([FOOTNOTE=Blackwood, B., Burns, K. E., Cardwell, C. R., & O'Halloran, P. Protocolized versus non-protocolized weaning for reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill adult patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014(11):CD006904.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Improve Weaning Management

Protocol-driven weaning has been shown to reduce the time spent on mechanical ventilation by 26% on average compared to clinician driven, non-protocolized weaning.2

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Vital Sync™ Weaning Readiness & Spontaneous Breathing Trial (SBT) Monitoring Application - Utilize Medtronic's clinical decision support app to streamline and simplify implementation of weaning protocols
Puritan Bennett™ Ventilation Systems
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Vital Sync™ Weaning Readiness & Spontaneous Breathing Trial (SBT) Monitoring Application

Utilize Medtronic's clinical decision support app to streamline and simplify implementation of weaning protocols

Puritan Bennett™ Ventilation Systems

Leverage features on Puritan Bennett™ ventilators to help improve weaning success by improving patient - ventilators synchrony and reducing the work of breathing ([FOOTNOTE=Akoumianaki, E., Prinianakis, G., Kondili, E., Malliotakis, P., & Georgopoulos, D. Physiologic comparison of neurally adjusted ventilator assist, proportional assist and pressure support ventilation in critically ill patients. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2014;203:82-89.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Grasso, S., Puntillo, F., Mascia, L., et al. Compensation for increase in respiratory workload during mechanical ventilation. Pressure-support versus proportional-assist ventilation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2000;161(3 Pt 1):819-826.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Kondili, E., Prinianakis, G., Alexopoulou, C., Vakouti, E., Klimathianaki, M., & Georgopoulos, D. Respiratory load compensation during mechanical ventilation--proportional assist ventilation with load-adjustable gain factors versus pressure support. Intensive Care Med. 2006;32(5):692-699.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

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