Pediatr Crit Care Med 2017 Feb 14. Epub 2017 Feb 14.
1University of Central Lancashire, College of Health and Wellbeing, Preston, United Kingdom. 2PICU, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom. 3Department of Paediatrics, Division of Paediatric Critical Care Medicine, Beatrix Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Groningen, The University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. 4Critical Care, Anaesthesiology, Peri-operative and Emergency medicine (CAPE), The University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. 5Centre for Experimental Medicine, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 6Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada. 7Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 8Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 9Provincial Centre of Weaning Excellence, Toronto East General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.
: This survey had three key objectives: 1) To describe responsibility for key ventilation and weaning decisions in European PICUs and explore variations across Europe; 2) To describe the use of protocols, spontaneous breathing trials, noninvasive ventilation, high-flow nasal cannula use, and automated weaning systems; and 3) To describe nurse-to-patient staffing ratios and perceived nursing autonomy and influence over ventilation decision making.Design
: Cross-sectional electronic survey.Setting
: European PICUs. Read More