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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Phyllis Gaspar


artificial respiration, evaluation respiratory therapy


The purpose of this study was to determine the predictability of the BWAPT among patients in a midwestern tertiary care center. This study was a replication of a study conducted by Burns et al. (1992) at the University of Virginia. The following research questions were addressed:
1. To what extent does the Burn's Wean Assessment Program Tool predict a patient's ability to be sucessfully weaned from mechanical ventilation?
2. What is/are the predominant factor(s) that influence a patient's total BWAPT score?
3. What variables of the BWAPT differentiate successful weaning from unsuccessful weaning?

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Artificial respiration
Respiratory therapy -- Evaluation

Number of Pages



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