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Palliative Care and End of Life Issues: Fellow Case Report Poster - Palliative Care |

Withdrawal of Mechanical Ventilation: A Systematic Review and Approach Following Two Unusual Cases

Michael Gale, MD; Fernando Kawai, MD; Cynthia Pan, MD; Jane Morris, RN; James Gasperino, MPH
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Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, New York Presbyterian Queens, Brooklyn, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):945A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1047
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Palliative Care

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: There is limited data to provide a standardized approach to weaning terminally ill patients from mechanical ventilation (MV). Studies have demonstrated that having protocols in place for withdrawal of MV contributes to clinician satisfaction. However there are no standardized protocols that are uniformly accepted for such withdrawal.

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