Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week
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Liberation from mechanical ventilation and the artificial airway support in the intensive care unit is difficult and challenging. Success hinges on the perfect blend of art and science. An algorithmic evidence based approach along with a very strong clinical acumen is possibly the best recipe for success. This tutorial attempts to summarise the currently accepted guidelines in this area.