Decreasing failed extubations with the implementation of an extubation checklist

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Background: Failed extubation has been shown to increase ICU stay, transfers to rehabilitation facilities, and mortality. The purpose of this study was to assess the differences in rates of failed extubation before and after implementation of an extubation checklist. Methods: We performed a retrospective study from January 2013–April 2017 on adult trauma patients (age 18–89)who were admitted to the ICU and required mechanical ventilation. Patients were grouped before and after implementation of an extubation checklist and compared. Results: A total of 993 patients were included in this study. After checklist implementation, significantly fewer patients required reintubation compared to those prior to checklist (7% vs 3%, p = 0.005). There was no difference in mortality (20% vs 21%, p = 0.54)or hospital length of stay between the two groups (16 days vs 15 days, p = 0.16). Conclusion: Our study reveals that implementing an extubation checklist is associated with fewer failed extubations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1072-1075
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume217
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019

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Decreasing failed extubations with the implementation of an extubation checklist. / Bobbs, Melanie; Trust, Marc D.; Teixeira, Pedro; Coopwood, Ben; Aydelotte, Jayson; Tabas, Irene; Ali, Sadia; Brown, Carlos V.R.

In: American Journal of Surgery, Vol. 217, No. 6, 06.2019, p. 1072-1075.

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