Pediatric Critical Care

Unplanned Extubations

2015 - 2018

An uplanned extubation is defined as dislodgement or removal of the endotracheal tube from the trachea in a patient receiving invasive mechanical ventilation at a a time that was not specifically intended or ordered by a physician. ¹

Unplanned extubations were decreased by 67% in 2018.


¹Merkel L, Beers K, Lewis MM, Stauffer J, Mujsce DJ, Kresch MJ. Reducing Unplanned Extubations in the NICU. Pediatrics. 2014;133(5). doi:10.1542/peds.2013-3334.