getting the word out on ue

 
 
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Unplanned extubation an unrecognized complication

The event is common, costly and dangerous but largely preventable by Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, FACHE

 

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Reducing Unplanned Extubations Across a Children’s Hospital Using Quality Improvement Methods

Kandil, Sarah B., MD*†; Emerson, Beth L., MD*†; Hooper, Michael, MD*; Ciaburri, Rebecca, RN†; Bruno, Christie J., DO*†; Cummins, Nancy, RRT†; DeFilippo, Virginia, RRT†; Blazevich, Beth, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC†; Loth, Adrienne, APRN†; Grossman, Matthew, MD*†

 

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Best practices: ventilator weaning protocols

Delivering the best possible care to patients on mechanical ventilation means getting those patients off mechanical ventilation as soon as it is safely possible. According to Carl Haas, MLS, LRT, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, the best way to make sure that happens is to follow protocols developed specifically for this area of practice. He shares his recommendations for ventilator weaning protocols.