Eliminating Harm: Chronic Pediatric Ventilated Care
Repository Posting Date2017-09-19T19:23:44Z
Author(s)Hodges, Kimberly T.; Frazee, Belinda
Author DetailsKimberly T. Hodges, DNP, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Riley Children's Health, Greenwood, Indiana, USA; Belinda Frazee, BSN, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Riley Children's Health, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Lead Author Sigma AffliationAlpha
Other Title(s)Pediatric Chronic Conditions
The Pediatric Intensive Care team developed a program for chronic pediatric ventilated patients including a consistent nurse staffing plan and dedicated four-bed unit. Median length of stay decreased from 55.2 days to 37.8 days. Catastrophic trach events post discharge decreased from 3 events in 2015 to 0 events in 2016.