TIPS Ventilator Weaning Protocol
Barlow Respiratory Hospital
Therapist-Implemented Patient-Specific “TIPS©” Weaning Protocol
Barlow Respiratory Hospital is recognized for a ventilator weaning success rate of nearly 60%, the highest rate in Los Angeles and among the highest rates in the nation.
The TIPS© Ventilator Weaning Protocol was developed by our interdisciplinary team of health care professionals led by our own board-certified pulmonologists. It is evidence-based and anchored in years of specialized respiratory care practice.
Barlow’s TIPS© protocol has been adopted as a standard of care in hospitals nationwide to help patients previously unable to be liberated or “weaned” from the ventilator. Patients are guided through an individualized step-by-step method, implemented and monitored by respiratory care practitioners, to recover independent breathing.