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How can we get patients safely off the ventilators following a traumatic brain injury or neurosurgery? How do we plan to avoid unnecessary re-intubations and prolonged ventilation? How could we reduce ventilator days and length of stay in ICU?

Weaning and Extubation in Neurocritical Care Network banner

Our network aims to bring together an inter-professional team who are interested in ventilator weaning and extubation in neurocritical care. Through this network we aim to:

  • conduct interprofessional and interdisciplinary evidence-based projects, reviews and consensus statements on how to get patients safely off the ventilators in different categories of neuromedical and neurosurgical patients.
  • collaborate with critical care units within the UK and worldwide to integrate interdisciplinary research on this topic.
  • hold regular lectures and seminars pertinent to current trends and state of the art.
  • identify research priorities based on clinical practice and integrate cutting-edge neuroscience to answer difficult questions in this area.

Special Issues Regarding Mechanical Ventilation in Neurologically Injured Patients

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Paul Nyquist

The Role of ENT in Extubation and Tracheostomy in Brain Injured Patients

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Impact of Dysphagia & Dysphonia in Ventilator Weaning in Neurocritical Care

Lecture by Sue McGowan

Physiotherapy in Critical Care following Traumatic Brain Injury

Lecture by Janis Harvey