Ventilator Weaning and Extubation in Neurocritical Care Network
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?
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.
Founding Member Arun Joseph
Arun Joseph, the network's founding member, is a DPhil student in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. Find out more about his work in this interview on the Jesus College website: 'Take a breath: Improving outcomes for critically-ill patients'.