Arguably then, this could offer new and exciting opportunities for recovery practitioners to develop clinically and professionally, especially as intensive care nurses frequently extubate
in the ICU without doctors present.
Ms Thomas said she was asked to help extubate
Rohan at 4pm on September 29 - the day after he arrived at the hospital - by Ms Dallorzo.
There is an expectation in our trust that nurses will extubate
patients within the PACU/recovery area.
After four days on the ventilator, Rachel and the team were able to wean and extubate
Down's syndrome has also been documented to be a predisposing risk factor for failure to extubate
She added: "That (extubating) was well within my remit to take the decision to extubate
the child without consulting anyone else.
If no local guidelines for extubation are available, the decision to extubate
should be based on thorough patient assessment, good communication with the anaesthesia team, proper documentation and sound clinical judgement.
Johnson's' testimony was significant to the extent that he made it crystal clear that it was uncommon for him to extubate
his patients on the same day of surgery, tie stated that most of his cases were long, difficult cases.
Both children were agitated and tried to extubate
themselves, behavior that is not seen with an overdose of narcotics.
SHOULD NURSES BE ALLOWED TO EXTUBATE
A PATIENT WITHOUT A PHYSICIAN'S ORDER?
Her general condition improved on 4th postoperative day and we managed to extubate
her from the ventilator.
Surely this is essential for protecting our patient by providing suitably trained practitioners who can extubate
with the appropriate levels of 'professional safety' for those who undertake such a role.