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Protocolized versus non-protocolized weaning for reducing the duration of invasive mechanical ventilation in critically ill paediatric patients

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Maeve Murray,

    1. Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
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  • Peter O'Halloran,

    Corresponding author
    1. Queen's University Belfast, Medical Biology Centre, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Belfast, UK
    • Peter O'Halloran, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast, Medical Biology Centre, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7BL, UK. p.ohalloran@qub.ac.uk.

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  • Anthony Chisakuta,

    1. Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
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  • Chris R Cardwell,

    1. Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Cancer Epidemiology and Health Services Research Group, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
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  • Bronagh Blackwood

    1. Queen's University Belfast, Medical Biology Centre, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Belfast, UK
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effects of weaning by protocol for invasively ventilated critically ill children.

  1. To compare the total duration of invasive mechanical ventilation of critically ill children who are weaned using protocols versus usual (non-protocolized) practice.

  2. To ascertain any differences between protocolized weaning and usual care in terms of mortality, adverse events, ICU length of stay, and quality of life.

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