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=])
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
Utilize Medtronic's clinical decision support app to streamline and simplify the implementation of weaning protocols.
Leverage features on Puritan Bennett™ ventilators to help improve weaning success by improving patient-ventilator 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=Elganady, A. A., Beshey, B. N., & Abdelaziz, A. A. H. (Writer) (2014). Proportional assist ventilation versus pressure support ventilation in the weaning of patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.],[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=])