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A practical guide to extubation

19 September 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article reviews current practice in relation to extubation and the relative merits of the available techniques. The procedure for extubation is described as...

How to remove an endotracheal tube

04 May 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points The decision to remove an endotracheal tube (extubation) is taken when the patient achieves adequate airway control. This requires an...

Care of patients undergoing weaning from mechanical ventilation in critical care

22 November 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

There are several reasons why mechanical ventilation – the use of an artificial device to assist a patient to breathe – may be initiated, for example to enable...