Journal article

Changes in Anesthetic and Postoperative Sedation-Analgesia Practice Associated With Early Extubation Following Infant Cardiac Surgery: Experience From the Pediatric Heart Network Collaborative Learning Study.

Venu Amula, David F Vener, Charles G Pribble, Lori Riegger, Elizabeth C Wilson, Lara S Shekerdemian, Zhining Ou, Angela P Presson, Madolin K Witte, Susan C Nicolson

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The Pediatric Heart Network sponsored the multicenter Collaborative Learning Study that implemented a clinical practice guideline to facilitate early extubation in infants after repair of isolated coarctation of the aorta and tetralogy of Fallot. We sought to compare the anesthetic practice in the operating room and sedation-analgesia management in the ICU before and after the implementation of the guideline that resulted in early extubation. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from a multicenter study from January 2013 to April 2015. Predefined variables of anesthetic, sedative, and analgesia exposure were compared before and after guideline implementation. Propensity score weigh..

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