Extubation and reintubation in the NICU: identifying opportunities to improve care

Pediatr Nurs. 1992 May-Jun;18(3):267-70.


An investigation was conducted to determine the overall incidence and reasons for extubation and reintubation in a NICU population in order to establish a baseline for ongoing quality assessment and evaluation monitoring. The investigators sought to identify factors associated with accidental extubation for which action plans to improve care could be developed.

MeSH terms

  • Equipment Failure / statistics & numerical data*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / nursing
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / statistics & numerical data*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Ventilator Weaning / statistics & numerical data