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Tracheal Intubation Practice and Safety Across International PICUs

Tracheal Intubation Practice and Safety Across International PICUs

There were both similarities and differences in tracheal intubation practice and outcomes across international PICUs. Fewer adverse tracheal intubation–associated events were reported from International versus North American PICUs. International PICUs used cuffed endotracheal tube less often and had higher proportion of endotracheal tube change. Adverse tracheal intubation–associated events and desaturation occurrence (oxygen saturation < 80%) were evaluated. A total of 1,134 and 9,376 TIs from International and North American PICUs were reported, respectively: primary tracheal intubation 9,060, endotracheal tube change 1,450. All PICU tracheal intubation encounters from July 2014 to June 2017

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November 8, 2018