Assessment of the Knowledge and Skills in Caring for Life Threatening Arrhythmias among Nurses working in Critical Care settings at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania

Dinnah I. Ruhwanya
2017 Prehospital and Disaster Medicine  
significantly associated with age, weaning status and GCS of the patient (p < 0.05). Patients with lower GCS had higher chances of reintubation. Reintubation was not associated with sex, operation status and time of extubation. Conclusion: The rate of unwanted extubations and subsequent reintubations in Neuro ICU, can be decreased with protocol based monitoring, and through well maintained registers by neuro nurses. The knowledge of determinants of self extubation and the predictive factors of
more » ... eintubation can be used as an effective tool by Nurses, for the prevention of self extubation and accompanying complications.
doi:10.1017/s1049023x17003958 fatcat:5kdgofklm5c6plxtukbqvv7zo4