Mechanical Ventilation Liberation Protocol

Strong Memorial Hospital
Rochester, New York, USA


This Respiratory Therapist-driven protocol provides assessment criteria for readiness to implement a Spontaneous Breathing Trial. The protocol contains a directional algorithm to proceed toward either T-Piece Trial, extubation, or resumption of appropriate mechanical ventilation. If the patient meets all the criteria within the protocol, they are then ready to be liberated from mechanical ventilation.

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