Ventilator weaning for the patient with high-level tetraplegia

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Ventilator weaning for the patient with high-level tetraplegia
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Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
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1997, vol. 2, issue 3, pp 11-20
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Article about the process of weaning individuals with high tetraplegia from mechanical ventilation. Describes an interdisciplinary team approach to weaning, including candidate evaluation, weaning protocols (illustrated by a protocol from Craig Hospital), and weaning techniques. Describes techniques and procedures for secretion management, tracheostomy tube cuff deflation, and discontinuation of ventilator weans. Also discusses education of the interdisciplinary team and of patients and families. The article concludes with a case study of the ventilator weaning of an individual with a C3 injury.
Johnson, K.; Grant, T.; Peterson, P.
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