Self/unplanned extubation: safety, surveillance, and monitoring of the mechanically ventilated patient.

@article{King2012SelfunplannedES,
  title={Self/unplanned extubation: safety, surveillance, and monitoring of the mechanically ventilated patient.},
  author={Julie N King and Valerie A Elliott},
  journal={Critical care nursing clinics of North America},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={469-79}
}
The purpose of this article is to provide an appreciation for a significant risk to quality of care affecting patients receiving mechanical ventilation: unplanned extubation. A summary of the current literature provides evidence-based recommendations for how to minimize this potentially dangerous complication. In addition, recommendations for proceeding after unplanned extubation are made.