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dc.contributor.authorBotti, Mari-
dc.contributor.otherWhite, Vicki-
dc.contributor.otherCurrey, Judy-
dc.identifier.citationWorldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2011 Mar;8(1):51-9.en_US
dc.description.abstractAIM: The aim of this review was to determine if ventilation-weaning protocols developed and implemented by multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) reduced the duration of mechanical ventilation in adult intensive care patients compared to usual care. METHOD: A systematic review was conducted to review published research studies from January 1999 to June 2009 to identify and analyse the best available evidence on MDT-based weaning protocols in adult intensive care patients. All relevant studies based on electronic searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Registry and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were included. Where possible data were pooled and a meta-analysis performed. A narrative synthesis of data was conducted to provide a critical appraisal of nonrandomised controlled trials included in the review. RESULTS: Three pre- and postinterventional studies were identified for inclusion in this review. Results show equivocal support for weaning protocols developed and implemented by MDTs for reducing duration of mechanical ventilation. CONCLUSION: Communication and organizational processes must be addressed for multidisciplinary protocols to be effective. Due to methodological limitations of included studies, large randomised controlled trials are required to provide high-level evidence of the effects of MDT-based protocols on duration of mechanical ventilation.en_US
dc.subjectCritical Care Methodsen_US
dc.subjectEvidence Based Nursingen_US
dc.subjectPatient Care Teamen_US
dc.subjectOrganisational Policyen_US
dc.subjectVentilator Weaningen_US
dc.subjectMultidisciplinary Teamsen_US
dc.subjectIntensive Care Patientsen_US
dc.subjectMechanical Ventilation Weaningen_US
dc.subjectSystematic Reviewen_US
dc.subjectEpworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia.en_US
dc.titleMultidisciplinary team developed and implemented protocols to assist mechanical ventilation weaning: a systematic review of literature.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleWorldviews of Evidence-Based Nursingen_US
dc.description.affiliatesThe Alfred, Prahran, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesDeakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.type.studyortrialSystematic Reviewsen_US
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