All Wales Pathway for Weaning COVID-19 patients with Tracheostomies – ICST

All Wales Pathway for Weaning COVID-19 patients with Tracheostomies

Developed by the Respiratory Health Implementation Group, the All Wales Pathway for Weaning COVID-19 patients with Tracheostomies should follow a structured approach, including their transfer from ITU to a COVID-19 ward, their weaning from invasive ventilation and eventual decannulation of the tracheostomy. Key recommendations:
  • Identification of patients on the critical care unit who might be suitable to start the weaning process
  • The stepwise approach to weaning from mechanical ventilation following transfer to a COVID-19 ward
  • The decannulation of a tracheostomy, ongoing rehabilitation and hopeful discharge home

Related Education

Assessing suitability for weaning

Criteria for transferring a tracheosomised patient to a COVID-19 ward

Weaning pressure or volume ventilator support on a COVID-19 Ward

CPAP in the weaning process on a COVID-19 ward

Tracheostomy mask in the weaning process on a COVID-19 ward

Decannulation of a tracheostomy in the weaning process

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