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What is extubation?

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The process of taking out a breathing tube when you can breathe on your own.

From: Overview of Extubation WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Merck Manual: "Respiratory Failure."

UpToDate: “Extubation management in the adult intensive care unit,” “Extubation during anesthesia.”

Winchester Hospital Health Library: “Intubation and Mechanical Ventilation.”

Henry Frysh, MD, Atlanta. 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 22, 2019

SOURCES:

Merck Manual: "Respiratory Failure."

UpToDate: “Extubation management in the adult intensive care unit,” “Extubation during anesthesia.”

Winchester Hospital Health Library: “Intubation and Mechanical Ventilation.”

Henry Frysh, MD, Atlanta. 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 22, 2019

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