You have just recieved an order to extubate your patient on mechanical ventilation. Which of the following nursing interventions should you complete just before extubation?


Want to Take FREE Nursing Practice Questions?

We have put together the World's Largest Bank of Nursing Practice Questions, and are letting you have access for FREE! You get to test out the system with 25 free nursing practice questions to start, and then memberships start at only a few bucks per month! Get started now for free - no credit card required!


- Suction the airway

- Place the patient in Trendelburg

- Administer a 0.9% normal saline bolus of 500 ml

- Increase the Diprivan infusion to 30 mcg/kg/hr


It's essential to remove any secretions from the airway before extubating. Trendelenburg positioning would not be condusive to extubation. When considering the provided information, indications for a fluid bolus are not given. When extubating, you do not want to increase the sedation. You want to wean it/turn it off to allow appropriate wakefulness for exubation.

How Would You Rate The Quality of This Question?

We’re always trying to improve, so your feedback is vital to helping us make this resource as good as possible. Was it well written? Good content?

How Other Nurses Stack Up


Answered The Question Correctly.