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Liberating Patients from Mechanical Ventilation Sooner

Harvard Business Review

At the Mayo Clinic, we implemented sedation-weaning and ventilator-weaning protocols and a color-coded communications scheme in the ICU in an effort to more quickly identify mechanically ventilated patients who were able to be awakened and breathe on their own. We should note that we did not collect patient outcomes data — this project was designed only to improve our compliance with the SAT and SBT protocols, which have been proven to be beneficial.