Nurse staffing and unplanned extubation in the pediatric intensive care unit.

@article{Marcin2005NurseSA,
  title={Nurse staffing and unplanned extubation in the pediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={James P Marcin and Elizabeth Rutan and Paula M Rapetti and Jane P. Brown and Roshanak Rahnamayi and Robert K. Pretzlaff},
  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={2005},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={
          254-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the association between unplanned extubations and years of nurse experience and nurse-to-patient ratio in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING University-affiliated children's hospital PICU. PATIENTS Unplanned extubations were identified from January 1999 through December 2002. Three control patients for each of the patients experiencing an unplanned extubation were selected on three matching factors: age, intubation duration… CONTINUE READING
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