Nurse initiated protocols for spontaneous breathing trials in adult intensive care unit patients: a scoping review protocol


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Abstract

Review objectives/questions:The objectives of this scoping review are to explore the existing literature regarding protocols initated by nurses for a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) in adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients, to examine and conceptually map the evidence, and to identify any gaps in the literature.The questions of this review are:What outcomes have been reported with the use of protocols initiated by nurses for Spontaneous Breathing Trials in the adult ICU patient?What elements are found in protocols initiated by nurses for Spontaneous Breathing Trials in the adult ICU patient?

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