SESSION TITLE: Critical Care: Mechanical Ventilation
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: Mechanical ventilation is an essential tool to treat patients with acute respiratory failure, however prolongation of this support and unsuccessful extubation is associated with higher morbidity and mortality rates and increased costs of hospitalization. There is currently no consensus on when to perform the extubation of the patient. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical outcomes of extubation process in patients hospitalized at ICU using the OMAHA+ scale, which refers to Oxigenation, respiratory Mechanics, Acid-base status, Hemodynamics and Airway, plus directed physical examination.