A survey examining the use of mechanical insufflation-exsufflation on adult intensive care units across the UK

Swingwood, E, Tume, LN ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2547-8209 and Cramp, F 2019, 'A survey examining the use of mechanical insufflation-exsufflation on adult intensive care units across the UK' , Journal of the Intensive Care Society , pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

Introduction: Despite potential benefits, it is not known how widely physiotherapists use mechanical insufflation exsufflation devices on UK adult intensive care units. This survey aimed to describe mechanical insufflation-exsufflation use in UK adult intensive care units. Methods: Cross-sectional electronic survey of physiotherapists working in a permanent post on adult intensive care units. Results: One hundred and sixty-six complete surveys were available for analysis, reflecting a diverse geographical spread. Nearly all (98%; 163/166) clinicians had access to mechanical insufflation-exsufflation. The estimated frequency of use varied, with the majority reporting weekly or monthly use (52/163, 32%; 50/163, 31%, respectively). Nearly all clinicians (99%) used mechanical insufflation-exsufflation with extubated patients. In contrast, around half of respondents (86/163, 53%) used mechanical insufflation-exsufflation with intubated patients, with a range of perceived barriers reported. Conclusions: Mechanical insufflation-exsufflation devices are widely available on UK adult intensive care units, with use more common in extubated patients. Barriers to mechanical insufflation-exsufflation use in the intubated population warrant further investigation

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISSN: 1751-1437
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Depositing User: Dr Lyvonne Tume
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 10:10
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2020 11:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/52770

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