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“Best Practices for Transitioning Patients From ICU to Step-down Unit: A Recent Study”

Saxe Communications & Philips* present…“Best Practices for Transitioning Patients From ICU to Step-down Unit: A Recent Study”

Patients requiring specialized respiratory care often have extended stays in the intensive/critical care settings. Financial constraints, patient flow, unit management, and limited resources make finding safe, alternative sites important. A recently completed 13-year study in a Madrid teaching hospital demonstrated that through their protocol, including transitioning from the use of mechanical ventilation to non-invasive ventilation, patient outcomes were comparable to patients in the ICU, but at significant cost savings. The speaker, one of the principal investigators, will discuss the study, protocols, and results. She will share insights on how to incorporate their best practices into your hospital.

Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the protocol for the safe transfer of patients to step down units
  2. Discuss the role of NIV in the transition of ICU patients to lower acuity units
  3. Discuss the cost savings and clinical outcomes associated with the study

Presenter  |  Sarah Heili, M.D., Ph.D.  |  Pulmonology Critical Care Specialist  |  Fundación Jiménez Díaz Quirón Salud  |  Madrid, Spain

Continuing Education:  1.0 contact hour for Respiratory & Nurses

  • Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063
  • Provider (Saxe Healthcare Communications) approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

Educational support provided by Philips

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