Liberation from mechanical ventilation is a valuable life-sustaining intervention used to support patients in the ICU. In this section, we will address challenges associated with the weaning process and discuss how they may be minimized and resolved.
In this course, we will show different ways to help the ventilated patient prepare for liberation from mechanical ventilation.
Learn about spontaneous awakening trials (SATs) and spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) and how they affect a patient's comfort and ventilator dependence.
Follow this learning plan to gain a deeper understanding of mechanical ventilation and to enhance your knowledge on why and how we ventilate people, what happens during ventilation therapy, and key concepts to liberate people from ventilators.