Association of nursing workload and unplanned extubations in a pediatric intensive care unit.

@article{Ream2007AssociationON,
  title={Association of nursing workload and unplanned extubations in a pediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={Robert S Ream and Kevin Mackey and Terry Leet and Mary Christine Green and Teresa L. Andreone and Laura L. Loftis and Robert E. Lynch},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={366-71}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate nursing workload from the patient acuity level (PAL) assigned to patients in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and to determine its influence on unplanned extubations. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING The 19-bed PICU of an urban, university-affiliated, tertiary children's hospital. PATIENTS All patients admitted to… CONTINUE READING