SESSION TITLE: Mechanical Ventilation & Respiratory Failure II
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Barlow Respiratory Hospital (BRH) is a 105-bed long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital network that serves as a regional weaning center, accepting chronically critically ill (CCI) patients transferred from the ICUs of hospitals in southern California. Herein we report updates to patient characteristics, weaning outcomes, and discharge disposition from our Ventilation Outcomes Database (VOD), a performance improvement database. We also compare outcomes before and after implementation of our revised Therapist-Implemented Patient-Specific (TIPS©) weaning protocol.