unplanned extubation is a preventable problem

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  Complications of Unplanned Extubation can include:    Pneumonia, Vocal Cord Injury or Paralysis, Severe Brain Injury and Death

Complications of Unplanned Extubation can include:
Pneumonia, Vocal Cord Injury or Paralysis, Severe Brain Injury and Death

In health care, 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 33,000 preventable deaths, 121,000 life-threatening events, and racks up over $4.9 billion in wasteful healthcare spending. The median incidence rate of Unplanned Extubation is 7.3% in all ventilated ICU 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.

 


The Annual cost of Unplanned extubation*

 

1,650,000

annual intubated ICU patients

121,000

preventable unplanned extubation events

$100,198

average ICU cost per each occurrence with complications

$4,900,000,000

wasted health care dollars

 
 

Our Patented Airway Stabilization System

designed to eliminate complications of
unplanned extubation

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*CITATIONS

  1. 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.
  2. Dasta, et al. Daily Cost of an ICU Day. Crit. Care Med 2005 June 33(6) 1266-71.
  3. Fisher, D.F., et al., Comparison of commercial and noncommercial endotracheal tube-securing devices. Respir. Care, 2014. 59(9): p. 1315-23.
  4. Lucas da Silva, et al. Unplanned Endotracheal Extubations in the Intensive Care Unit. Anesth. Analg. 2012;114:1003–14
  5. Medicine, S.f.C.C. Critical Care Statistics. 2017; Available from: http://www.sccm.org/Communications/Pages/CriticalCareStats.aspx.
  6. Moons, P., et al., Development of a risk assessment tool for deliberate self-extubation in intensive care patients. Intensive Care Med, 2004. 30(7): p. 1348-55.
  7. Needham, D.M. and P.J. Pronovost, The importance of understanding the costs of critical care and mechanical ventilation. Crit Care Med, 2005. 33(6): p. 1434-5.
  8. Wunsch, H., et al., ICU occupancy and mechanical ventilator use in the United States. Crit Care Med, 2013. 41(12): p. 2712-9.