Extubations is the final step in freeing newborn from mechanical ventilation at the proper time. Unplanned extubations (UE) is a state of accidental dislodgment of the endotracheal tube (EET) by chance and involuntary. UE is an unplanned event and occurred accidentally.
UE is defined as premature removal of the ETT by the patient (deliberate UE) or by staff during nursing and medical care (accidental extubation)
Citation: ELMeneza SA, “Unplanned Extubations in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit”. Asp J Pediatrics Child Health, vol.1, no.1: 5-7, 2019.
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Key Words: Endotracheal Tube; Unplanned Extubation; Quality Improvement; Lean Methodology