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Brady AK, Brown W, Denson JL
Variation in intensive care unit intubation practices in pulmonary critical care medicine fellowship.
This study looked at outcomes of participation of fellows for Pulmonary and Critical Medicine (PCCM) training in endotracheal intubation in the medical intensive care unit (ICU). The authors administered a survey to a convenience sample of US PCCM fellows. A total of 89 discrete US PCCM and Internal Medicine CCM training programs were represented. Almost half (43%) of PCCM fellows were “always or almost always” designed the primary operator for intubation, whereas 21% of programs had the PCCM fellow “rarely or never” the primary operator responsible for intubating in the ICU. Various influencing factors included time of day, hospital policies, attending skill or preference, ICU census and acuity, and patient factors. There was an association between location of the training program but not program size whether the PCCM fellow was the primary operator.
Citation: Brady AK, Brown W, Denson JL . Variation in intensive care unit intubation practices in pulmonary critical care medicine fellowship. ATS Sch 2020 Dec;1(4):395-405. doi: 10.34197/ats-scholar.2020-0004OC..
Keywords: Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Respiratory Conditions, Training, Education: Academic, Critical Care