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Unplanned extubation

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A Preventable Problem

In healthcare, a significant threat to ventilated patient safety is Unplanned Extubation, which occurs when a patient or other external force pulls an inadequately stabilized breathing tube out of the airway. Every year, Unplanned Extubation causes 12,000 preventable deaths, 73,000 life-threatening events, and racks up over $4 billion in wasteful healthcare spending. The current rate of Unplanned Extubation is 7.3% in all ventilated patients. As the current standard of care, this is unacceptable. Our goal is to completely eliminate Unplanned Extubation and the problems associated with it, strengthening healthcare worldwide.

 

Complications of Unplanned Extubation 

Pneumonia
Vocal Cord Injury or Paralysis
Severe Brain Injury
Death

Unplanned Extubation

 
 

The Annual cost of Unplanned extubation


73,ooo

unplanned extubation events

12,000

preventable deaths

$56,864

average cost per occurrence

$4,000,000,000

wasted healthcare dollars

 

 

Citations

De Lassence A, Alberti C. Azoulay E, Miere E. Cheval C, et al. Impact of unplanned extubation and reintubation after weaning on nosocomial pneumonia risk in intensive care unit: a prospective multicenter study.  Anesthesiology. 2002 Jul;97(1):148-56

Dasta, et al. Daily Cost of an ICU Day. Crit Care Med 2005 June 33(6) 1266-71

Lucas da Silva, et al. Unplanned Endotracheal Extubations in the Intensive Care Unit. Anesth Analg 2012;114:1003–14

Our Patented Airway Stabilization System

designed to eliminate complications of
unplanned extubation

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