Mechanical ventilation weaning: An evidence-based review

Breanna Hetland, Jennifer Heusinkvelt, Lisa Krabbenhoft, Erin Grotts

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Mechanical ventilation weaning remains a challenge in critical care nursing. Nurses can review the evidence-based guidelines provided in this article to gain a better understanding of common ventilator modes and settings, the weaning process, common complications, and symptom management. Five nursing-care recommendations for achieving optimal patient outcomes are also shared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-16
Number of pages12
JournalNursing Critical Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018


  • mechanical ventilation
  • noninvasive ventilation
  • pressure control ventilation
  • respiratory failure
  • spontaneous breathing trials
  • ventilator weaning
  • ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • volume control ventilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care


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