Compassionate Extubation: When It's Time to Remove a Ventilator

The act of compassionate extubation—removing ventilatory support to reduce a patient's pain and to allow for a natural death—is often accompanied by anxiety and misunderstanding for the patient’s family.

The goal of hospice extubation is a comfortable, dignified death wherever the patient calls home.

VITAS Healthcare provides the support necessary to meet the patient's medical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.

No matter where the extubation occurs:

Find out if hospice care could help your loved one.