3.2. Readiness Testing and Weaning Predictors

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

Published Online: 30 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976609.ch19

Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, A

Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, A

How to Cite

Epstein, S. K. (2011) Readiness Testing and Weaning Predictors, 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.ch19

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:

  • Readiness testing and weaning predictors;
  • Assessment of readiness for spontaneous breathing;
  • Weaning predictors;
  • Readiness testing;
  • positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP);
  • negative predictive value (NPV);
  • total lung capacity (TLC);
  • automatic tube compensation (ATC)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Illustrative case

  • Introduction

  • Assessment of readiness for spontaneous breathing

  • Weaning predictors

  • Readiness testing

  • Illustrative case continued

  • References