3.1. Definitions

  1. Jonathon D. Truwit1 and
  2. Scott K. Epstein2
  1. Scott K. Epstein

Published Online: 30 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976609.ch18

Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, A

Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, A

How to Cite

Epstein, S. K. (2011) Definitions, in Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, A (eds J. D. Truwit and S. K. Epstein), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976609.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Box 800793, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 2

    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058077

Online ISBN: 9780470976609

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Keywords:

  • Weaning vs. liberation and discontinuation;
  • Extubation;
  • Prolonged mechanical ventilation, ventilator-dependence;
  • classification of weaning;
  • “double-edged sword”;
  • spontaneous breathing trial (SBT)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Weaning vs. liberation and discontinuation

  • Extubation

  • Prolonged mechanical ventilation, ventilator - dependence

  • A new classification of weaning

  • References