This is a prospective chart review of all extubations in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Over a one year period all extubations in the unit are to be recorded on a designated form
and standard variables charted and compared. All data will be collected from the chart,
retrospectively after the extubation event. Patients who fail extubation will be compared to
those who succeed. We aim to identify factors which contribute to extubation failures in the
unit, to come up with a unit specific extubation policy