Weaning (Liberation)



Weaning is the process by which a patient is removed from the ventilator. This process has also been referred to as separation, liberation, and withdrawal from the ventilator, as well as discontinuation of mechanical ventilation. The currently popular term is liberation from mechanical ventilation.


Mechanical Ventilation Spontaneous Breathing Trial Critical Illness Polyneuropathy Inspiratory Muscle Training Respiratory Muscle Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA

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