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VOLUME 26 , ISSUE 2 ( February, 2022 ) > List of Articles
Keywords : Catheter mount, Spontaneous breathing trial, T-piece, Weaning from mechanical ventilation
Citation Information : Novel Use of Catheter Mount as an Alternative to T-piece. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (2):246-247.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 09-02-2022
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).
Catheter mounts with swivel connectors are used to attach the endotracheal tube to the ventilator circuit, dampening jerks and drags and increasing patient comfort. We suggest a unique application of catheter mount as T-piece for weaning, eliminating the need for a single inventory purchase and repurposing a previously used item for a new use, lowering the financial burden on patients. In our ICU, catheter mounts are being used as an alternative to T-piece for 30-minute weaning trials following successful SBT trials to evaluate patients’ response to Zero PEEP (ZEEP) and therefore the probable occurrence of alveolar derecruitment to decrease extubation failure.
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