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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



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*†



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.


Reduction in Unintended Extubationsin a Level IV Neonatal IntensiveCare Unit

JJohn P. Galiote, MD, Michelande Ridoré, MS, Jessica Carman, RN, BSN, Lisa Zell, RN, BSN, Karen Brant, RRT, NRP, NPS, Cheyenne Gayle, RRT, Billie L. Short, MD, Darren Klugman, MD, Lamia Soghier, MD, ME