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Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation in the Adult ICU

About This Course

In this presentation, our presenter will discuss the history of ventilator ‘weaning’ (liberation), including a review of predictors and techniques. This will be followed with a short discussion of evolution of the generations of ventilators and a review of several pertinent studies and guidelines related to ventilator discontinuance.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

Original webcast date: June 14, 2023

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

Seminar Objectives

Review historical and current techniques/methods used for liberation from mechanical ventilation

Review historical and current predictors for assessing readiness to liberate from mechanical ventilation

Discuss generations of ventilators with focus on improved trigger mechanisms

Present a concise, clear example of how clinicians should approach patients receiving mechanical ventilation in a manner that hastens safe liberation from the ventilator


Speaker Information
  • Presenter:
    • Troy Whitacre, RRT, RRT-ACCS
  • Moderator:
    • Maria Madden, MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS