A practical guide to extubation
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A practical guide to extubation

Katie Scales Consultant nurse, critical care, Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, London
Julie Pilsworth Sister, critical care outreach, Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, London

This article reviews current practice in relation to extubation and the relative merits of the available techniques. The procedure for extubation is described as well as the potential complications and nursing care of the patient following extubation.

Correspondence kscales@hhnt.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 22, 2,44-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.09.22.2.44.c4617

Published in print: 19 September 2007

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review