Affiliation: Monash University
- The effect of suction method, catheter size, and suction pressure on lung volume changes during endotracheal suction in pigletsBeverley Copnell
Neonatal Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia
Pediatr Res 66:405-10. 2009..With commonly used suction pressures and catheter sizes, closed suction has no advantage in preventing loss of volume in this animal model...
- Commentary: Morrow B, Futter M, Argent A. (2006). Effect of endotracheal suction on lung dynamics in mechanically-ventilated paediatric patientsBeverley Copnell
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred, Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
Nurs Crit Care 13:54-5. 2008
- Measuring the quality of hospital care: an inventory of indicatorsB Copnell
Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Intern Med J 39:352-60. 2009..The aim of this study is to identify and classify indicators currently in use to measure the quality of care provided by hospitals, and to identify gaps in current measurement...
- The effect of endotracheal suction on regional tidal ventilation and end-expiratory lung volumeD G Tingay
Department of Neonatology, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Intensive Care Med 36:888-96. 2010..To examine the impact of different endotracheal tube (ETT) suction techniques on regional end-expiratory lung volume (EELV) and tidal volume (V(T)) in an animal model of surfactant-deficient lung injury...
- Prioritizing quality indicator development across the healthcare system: identifying what to measureS M Evans
NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Intern Med J 39:648-54. 2009..These steps should form the basis of a framework to drive quality indicator development...
- Lung volume and cardiorespiratory changes during open and closed endotracheal suction in ventilated newborn infantsA B Hoellering
Department of Neonatology, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 93:F436-41. 2008....
- Negative tracheal pressure during neonatal endotracheal suctionNicholas J Kiraly
Neonatal Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne 3052, Australia
Pediatr Res 64:29-33. 2008..98-0.99). Negative tracheal pressure during in vitro ETT suction is directly proportional to applied pressure. This relationship is determined by ETT and catheter dimensions...
- Effect of reusing suction catheters on the occurrence of pneumonia in childrenM K Scoble
Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Heart Lung 30:225-33. 2001..98%) of the study group, a difference of 0.7% (95% CI, -3.3% to 4.7%). Cost analysis indicated a saving of Aust $4.14 per patient per day. CONCLUSION: Reusing suction catheters for up to 24 hours is both safe and cost-effective...
- The effects of closed endotracheal suction on ventilation during conventional and high-frequency oscillatory ventilationNicholas J Kiraly
Neonatal Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Pediatr Res 66:400-4. 2009..We conclude that airway pressures and VT are not maintained during closed endotracheal suction with either CMV or HFOV, and choice of equipment and settings will affect the degree of interruption to ventilation...
- Refining the method of therapeutic lung lavage in meconium aspiration syndromePeter A Dargaville
Neonatal Research Group, Murdoch Children s Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Neonatology 94:160-3. 2008..Therapeutic lung lavage is an emerging treatment for meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), but the ideal fluid volume and lavage technique remain unclear...
- A comparison of the effectiveness of open and closed endotracheal suctionBeverley Copnell
Royal Children s Hospital, Department of Neonatology, Flemington Rd, VIC 3052, Parkville, Australia
Intensive Care Med 33:1655-62. 2007..To compare the effectiveness of open and closed endotracheal suction in recovering thin and thick secretions in normal and injured lungs during conventional and high frequency ventilation...
- The epidemiology of meconium aspiration syndrome: incidence, risk factors, therapies, and outcomePeter A Dargaville
Department of Paediatrics, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Australia
Pediatrics 117:1712-21. 2006..We sought to examine, in a large cohort of infants within a definable population of live births, the incidence, risk factors, treatments, complications, and outcomes of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS)...