Saturday April 15, 2006
Nasal cannula vs Face mask after extubation
Technically, there is no advantage of applying face mask after extubation. Nasal cannula is actually better as it is not only cost effective, it provides greater comfort for patients. Face mask is required only when patient is extubated from high FiO2 or if there is a suspicion of oxygen flow interruption via nasal route.
HOW TO ESTABLISH A VENTILATOR WEANING PROTOCOL , Gregory P. Marelich, MD - thoracic.org
1. Critical Care Medicine: The Essentials - Third Edition by John J. Marini. Arthur P. Wheeler - Page 318
2. Use of nasal cannula versus face mask after extubation in patients after cardiothoracic surgery - Critical Care Nurse, Vol 21, Issue 3, 47-53