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ICU Management

Failure to Wean a Quality Chasm

2016 30 Sep

Writing in the Journal of Critical Care , Constantine Manthous argues that failure to awaken and wean patients on mechanical ventilation is poor practice. He suggests practical solutions to close the gap.   Manthous notes that the evidence is that mechanical ventilation can be reduced substantially in duration, thereby reducing morbidity and mortality.... Read more