Weaning off the ventilator is the aim of many patients on mechanical ventilation. As the patient’s respiratory distress resolves, the team considers ventilator removal.
Weaning involves many factors such as:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Nutritional status
The team evaluates these and other factors when deciding if or when to wean the patient.
Some patients wean gradually off of the ventilator over a period of weeks. Other patients may be weaned off of the ventilator sooner than that. Still, others are unable to come off the respirator.
The team at the skilled nursing facility works in the patient’s best interest. They provide the most up-to-date care available.”
Eastbrook Healthcare provides weaning services, learn more.