Respiratory Therapy: Evidence-Based Strategies for Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation

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About the Course:

The purpose of this advanced-level course is to provide
practitioners with current evidence-based strategies for
weaning from mechanical ventilation.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • List the indications for mechanical ventilation.
  • Describe the factors affecting the readiness for weaning from mechanical ventilation.
  • Describe the criteria and thresholds for weaning from mechanical ventilation.
  • Describe the criteria and thresholds for discontinuance from mechanical ventilation, including the calculation and interpretation of the rapid shallow breathing index.
  • Describe the ventilator mode for progressive withdrawal of mechanical ventilation.
  • Outline the procedure for spontaneous breathing trial.
About the Author: 
David W. Chang, EdD, RRT, CTTS

David W. Chang, EdD, RRT, CTTS, is a professor of
cardiorespiratory care at the University of South Alabama
and a certified tobacco treatment specialist. He has
served on many committees and in many capacities at the
American Association for Respiratory Care, the National
Board for Respiratory Care, and the Commission on
Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Dr. Chang’s special
interests are in research and mechanical ventilation. He
has published five textbooks and developed an open source
website, rtexam.com, for students and practitioners. In
his spare time, Dr. Chang conducts an ongoing smoking
cessation program at Victory Health Partners, which is a
community health clinic for uninsured adults.

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