Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy

6 Contact Hours

Author(s): Kevin T. Martin, BVE, RRT, RCP
Item#: V7160
Contents: 1 Course Book (54 pages)

Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation

Price $54.95
Item # V7160
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

This course on weaning includes: muscle fatigue and atrophy, work of breathing, assessment criteria, monitoring parameters, SIMV procedure, SIMV with PSV procedure,and the t-piece time trials (intermittent removal) procedure. 

AARC Approval #145529000

Course Objectives
  • List conditions that may lead to mechanical ventilation.
  • Explain factors to consider prior to weaning.
  • List assessment criteria for discontinuance or weaning from mechanical ventilation.
  • List adverse reactions to weaning changes.
  • Describe the weaning procedures outlined in the material.
  • Discuss evidence-based guidelines for weaning and discontinuing ventilatory support.
  • Explain progressive withdrawal from mechanical ventilation.
  • Compare and contrast spontaneous breathing trials with automated weaning.
  • Perform clinical practice exercise.
  • Describe rapid shallow breathing index.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered, unless otherwise indicated with an expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.