Ahmed, R and Zaidi, STR and Moshtohry, H and Ahmad, K and Kazim, YA and Charaf, AA and Abubaker, J, Early decannulation, repatriation, and hospital discharges by Introducing a tracheostomy care task force for noncritical care tracheostomized patients, Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma, 2 Article 235535. ISSN 2090-2921 (2012) [Refereed Article]
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Objective: To determine the impact of an intensivist lead tracheostomy care team on the number of successful decannulations in non-critically ill patients and the time required for such decannulations and discharge from the hospital.
Methods: Following the introduction of a multidisciplinary tracheostomy care task force, data was collected prospectively from July to December 2009. Matching control data was collected retrospectively from January to June 2009. Chi-Square and Mann-Whitney U-test were used to compare the differences in study variables with an α of 0.05.
Results: A total of 44 and 47 patients with percutaneous tracheostomy (PCT) were discharged from the ICU pre- and post-implementation of the task force, respectively. Nine patients in pre- and 24 in post-implementation phase were decannulated, discharged from the hospital, and repatriated to their country of origin (Chi Sq. = 9.21, P = .002). Patients in pre-implementation group had longer hospital stay post ICU discharge compared to patients in post-implementation (58 vs. 34.1 days) group (P < .001).
Conclusion: Structured multidisciplinary tracheostomy care team was associated with significant increase in number of decannulations, hospital discharges, and repatriation post ICU discharge.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||intubation, mechanical ventilation, weaning, decannulations, protocol, taskforce, tracheostomy care team, United Arab Emirates, trauma, early discharge and repatriation, non-critically ill|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Clinical Sciences|
|Research Field:||Intensive Care|
|Objective Group:||Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)|
|Objective Field:||Blood Disorders|
|UTAS Author:||Zaidi, STR (Dr Tabish Razi Zaidi)|
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