Extubation Resources

Extubation refers to removal of the endotracheal tube (ETT). It is the final step in liberating a patient from mechanical ventilation. The Respiratory Care NetWork has provided information and resources on extubation.

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  1. This video and article by the New England Journal of medicine explain the indications and contraindications, as well as, the planning needed to optimize successful endotracheal extubation.
  2. Podcast: In this article, Dr. Gaies and coauthors examine the epidemiology of extubation failure in the pediatric critical care environment and what factors may be predictive of failed extubations in order to better understand how to make decisions around individual patients and improve upon extubation practices.
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