Characteristics and outcome of unplanned extubation in ventilated preterm and term newborns on a neonatal intensive care unit.

@article{Veldman2006CharacteristicsAO,
  title={Characteristics and outcome of unplanned extubation in ventilated preterm and term newborns on a neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={Alex Veldman and Tina Trautschold and Katja Weiss and Doris Raquel Fischer and Karl Bauer},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={968-73}
}
BACKGROUND Unplanned extubation events (UEE) are a serious hazard to patient safety, especially on a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), where reestablishing a secure airway can be difficult. The following study was undertaken to analyze characteristics of UEE and develop prevention strategies. METHODS A retrospective cohort study on a level III single center NICU was undertaken. Patient records of a 12-month period from December 2003 to December 2004 were analyzed using a standardized… CONTINUE READING