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Protocolized Care Does Not Prevent Reintubation

Patricia Kritek, MD   A protocol to use either high-flow nasal cannula or noninvasive ventilation after extubation did not prevent reintubation.   Based on studies completed during the past 2 decades, many intensive care units (ICU) have adopted protocols to regularly assess readiness for extubation (Lancet 2008; 371:126). Once a... Read more..