Effects of increasing compliance with minimal sedation on duration of mechanical ventilation: a quality improvement intervention

January 2012
Critical Care;2012, Vol. 16 Issue 1, pR78
Academic Journal
The article offers information on mechanical ventilation's duration. It was measured whether minute improvement in compliance led to a reduction in duration of mechanical ventilation. There was an immediate effect of the intervention. The trend post-intervention was not significant.The relative change in the length of mechanical ventilation was 14.5percent and the total expected decrease in mechanical ventilation days was 502.7 days over one year.


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