Unplanned-Extubation
Unplanned Extubation

Executive summary

The Problem Unplanned extubation (UE) is the unintentional removal of a patient’s life-sustaining breathing tube which occurs when a patient removes their tube (self extubation) or when the tube is dislodged by an external force (accidental extubation). It can also occur when the endotracheal tube malfunctions (i.e. balloon failure) requiring replacement

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