your organization can make a difference

 
 

step 1

commit to the airway safety challenge

Unplanned Extubation is a dangerous issue facing the healthcare industry that has not been properly addressed. It affects neonates to adults, and causes a wide-range of complications, including brain damage and death. Currently, there is no reliable system to track this common and costly issue.

 
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Complications of UE
Read Securisyn Medical's paper detailing the recognition and prevention of Unplanned Extubation complications.

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Airway Safety Presentation
Read Dr. Arthur Kanowitz's presentation on the solutions for managing airway safety.

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Unplanned Extubation Fact Sheet
Get the fact sheet that outlines the costs and timelines associated with an Unplanned Extubation event.

 
 

step 2

know your UE rate

Take the first step toward eliminating preventable deaths from unplanned extubation by knowing your facility’s unplanned extubation rate. To fully capture the impact of unplanned extubation start with collecting information on every intubated patient undergoing mechanical ventilation by incorporating the use of this core data set from the Patient Safety Movement.

When an Electronic Health Record System includes the PSMF Core Data Set for Unplanned Extubation a facility can begin to understand their current rate of UE, regularly capture and report the data through the patient safety and quality improvement processes.

 
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step 3

implement unplanned extubation challenge plan

When hospital governance and senior administrative leadership commit to reducing the incidence of Unplanned Extubation (UE), the Challenge Plan APSS 8B provides the comprehensive tools necessary to drive awareness of how common and costly UE is, determine the facility's UE rate through reporting and engage QI/Patient safety to implement steps to reduce the incidence of UE.

Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) from Patient Safety Movement Foundation serve as powerful and efficient tools to help guide healthcare professionals toward practices that decrease preventable patient deaths in hospitals.

 
 
 

step 4

report the results

When an Electronic Health Record System includes the PSMF Core Data Set for Unplanned Extubation a facility can begin to understand their current rate of UE, regularly capture and report the data through the patient safety and quality improvement processes.