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Mechanical Ventilation—Terminal Weaning

presented by Karen LaRoché, RRT-ACCS

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Financial: Karen LaRoché receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Karen LaRoché has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 9 Minutes; Total Course Timing: 18 Minutes

This course will cover the proper procedure as well as patient education, documentation guidelines, and care considerations for the process of terminal weaning from invasive mechanical ventilation.

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Karen LaRoché, RRT-ACCS

With more than 30 years of adult critical care and trauma experience, Karen LaRoche has learned that critical thinking and evidence-based processes are at the root of not only patient safety and patient progress, but also staff satisfaction. She now works to share her experiences with others through professional education and lecturing opportunities, with the…

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1. Introduction

This chapter includes an introduction to terminal withdrawal of mechanical ventilation, information on all of the equipment and previsit preparation needed for this assessment, and recommended infection control policies.

2. Procedure: Mechanical Ventilation—Terminal Weaning

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of terminal withdrawal of mechanical ventilation.

3. Tips, Precautions, and Care Considerations

This chapter provides tips, precautions, and considerations for performing these skills in the home.

4. Patient and Caregiver Education

This chapter provides information on what education the patient (and caregiver) needs to support self management of their care.

5. Documentation Guidelines

This chapter provides recommendations on what to note when documenting for patients receiving terminal withdrawal of mechanical ventilation.

6. Conclusion

This chapter includes learning assessment questions to assess the learner’s knowledge of skills covered in this course. A bibliography of referenced material is also included.

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