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 serving as a regional weaning center, accepting chronically critically ill (CCI) patients transferred from the ICUs of hospitals in southern California. Our first published observational outcomes study reported etiology of ventilator dependency in 421 patients admitted for weaning from 1988-1991 (Chest 1994; 105:534-39). Herein we revisit those data and report updates to etiologies of ventilator dependency, and patient characteristics on admission with weaning outcomes from our Ventilation Outcomes Database (VOD), a performance improvement database.