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Analysis of paediatric long-term ventilation incidents in the community

Nawaz RF, Page B, Harrop E, et al. Analysis of paediatric long-term ventilation incidents in the community. Arch Dis Child. 2020;105(5):446-451. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2019-317965.

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January 22, 2020
Nawaz RF, Page B, Harrop E, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2020;105(5):446-451.

This analysis of 220 national incident data from England and Wales’ National Reporting and Learning System  sought to identify safety concerns experienced by children on long-term ventilation at home. The most common problems were with the equipment and devices (e.g., faulty or damaged equipment) or procedures and treatment (e.g. tracheostomy tube becomes dislodged). The reports clearly stated harm to the child in 41% of incidents, such as emergency tracheostomy change or hospital admission. Identified contributory factors involved the patients, staff performance, family caregivers, equipment, organizational, and environmental features.

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Nawaz RF, Page B, Harrop E, et al. Analysis of paediatric long-term ventilation incidents in the community. Arch Dis Child. 2020;105(5):446-451. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2019-317965.

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