Fast Track Weaning

Respiratory - Fast Track Weaning

Our screening tool allows the Respiratory Care Practitioner to initiate the weaning process from mechanical ventilation at any time by identifying those patients who pass specific criteria contained within a "readiness to screen" profile.

Upon passing the "readiness to screen" criteria, patients are placed on a brief Continuous Positive Airway Pressure trial with minimal support while specific oxygenation/ventilation parameters are assessed. If this "screen" is successful, an order to wean from mechanical ventilation can be obtained by the Respiratory Care Practitioner.