mechanical ventilatory weaning


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weaning

 [wēn´ing]
1. the discontinuing of breastfeeding.
2. the discontinuing of dependency on assisted ventilation.
mechanical ventilatory weaning in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient to breathe without the aid of a mechanical ventilator. See also dysfunctional ventilatory weaning response.

mechanical ventilatory weaning

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as assisting the patient to breathe without the aid of a mechanical ventilator. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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