Unplanned extubation in the ICU: a marker of quality assurance of mechanical ventilation

  title={Unplanned extubation in the ICU: a marker of quality assurance of mechanical ventilation},
  author={{\'O}scar Pe{\~n}uelas and Fernando Frutos-Vivar and Andr{\'e}s Esteban},
  booktitle={Critical care},
One of the most frequent complications associated with endotracheal intubation itself in intensive care units is unplanned extubation, which represents a potentially serious complication given that many patients may need reintubation while in poor condition. This scenario may account for an increase in morbidity and even in mortality. To be able to compare the rates of unplanned extubation in clinical practice, unplanned extubation should be expressed as incidence density of days at risk. Also… CONTINUE READING
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