SESSION TITLE: Mechanical Ventilation & Respiratory Failure II
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Currently there is not an ideal weaning index, this should include: assessment of the pathophysiological determinants of weaning outcome, including ventilatory muscle function, pulmonary gas exchange (ventilation and oxygenation), and psychological problems, accurately evaluate physiological function, ease of measurement and reproducible measurements, minimum patient cooperation, and high positive and negative predictive values. 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.