Q; What is the usual rate of unplanned extubations in ICUs?
Answer: 3 to 12 percent
Though desire is to have no unplanned extubation in ICU. But given that spontaneous breathing trials, stopping of sedation, early mobilization are more desired in ICU - expecting no unplanned extubation would be impossible. Data shows that ICUs have anywhere from 3-12 percent.
1. de Groot RI, Dekkers OM, Herold IH, et al. Risk factors and outcomes after unplanned extubations on the ICU: a case-control study. Crit Care 2011; 15:R19.