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NBME Step 2 CK Form 6 Answers
Where can I find this information? I have not had my ICU rotation yet. I see in First Aid Step 2CK there is some information in the Pulmonary chapter but it is a long list and what is the high yield to remember?
Initial criteria for extubation readiness include -
Adequate oxygenation on minimal support (i.e FiO2 <40% and PEEP <5cm H2O)
Intact inspiratory effort and sufficient mental alertness to protect the airway.
Those who meet the criteria should undergo spontaneous breathing trial (Turn off ventilatory function while intubated).
BNB video on mechanical ventilation is too good.