sbt

SBT–spontaneous breathing trial–is a term used in the ICU for weaning from mechanical ventilation.

Today’s tip: spontaneous breathing is exercise. It’s essentially a cardiac stress test. That’s why evaluation of hemodynamic status is fundamental to the questions of “should we SBT” and “should we extubate.”

Author: Mitochondrial Eve

ICU RN ~ CCRN ~ CMC ~ CSC I know less than half as much as I'd like to, and say more than half as much as I should.

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