SESSION TITLE: Mechanical Ventilation & Respiratory Failure I
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) is the gold standard process to assess readiness for extubation in mechanically ventilated patients. Approximately 15% of extubated patients require reintubation within 48 hours. We hypothesized that patients having higher work of breathing (WOB) at the end of successful SBT would have higher likelihood re-intubation.