Journal of Critical and Intensive Care 2020 , Vol 11 (Supplement)
Weaning, Extubation, Tracheostomy
1University of Health Sciences Turkey, Dr. Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Center, Intensive Care Unit, Izmir, Turkey DOI : 10.37678/dcybd.2020.2465 The noval corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has spread rapidly to all continents around the globe and became a serious health problem for most of the countries. Most of the people develop mild or moderate disease but approximately 5% of all COVID-19 patients have critical disease needing intubation and ventilatory support. Proper weaning and extubation of these patients are crucial steps in order to prevent secondary infections and mortality. In this section weaning, extubation and tracheostomy of COVID-19 patients are reviewed. Keywords : COVID-19, Intensive Care, Weaning, Extubation