Tag: mechanical ventilation

1. In a single center quality improvement project, implementation of a clinical practice algorithm in mechanically ventilated patients in the pediatric ICU lead to a significant reduction in the number of endotracheal aspirate cultures (EACs) obtained. 2. Length of stay, mortality, and readmissions were unchanged despite the decrease in EACs. Evidence...
1. A web-based decision aid was developed to help improve communication between clinicians and patient-surrogates for patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation. 2. Physicians and families had very different expectations about patients’ prognoses, and this did not improve with the decision aid. Forty three percent of surrogates reported that the program...