NICU reduces unplanned extubations by changing safety culture

05/2/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

Researchers at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital found educating staff and making quality improvements helped reduce unplanned extubations in NICU patients, and they suggested a benchmark should be less than 1 unplanned extubation per 100 patient-intubated days. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found changing the safety culture of the unit was a big factor in reducing unplanned extubations.

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