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What is the aim of the study?

This research project will evaluate a protocol-based quality improvement bundle for reducing the duration of invasive mechanical ventilation.

Why Study This?

Weaning from ventilation is a complex process involving several stages that include recognition of patient readiness to begin the weaning process; steps to reduce ventilation while optimising sedation in order not to induce distress; and removing the endotracheal tube. Delay at any stage can prolong the duration of mechanical ventilation. The SANDWICH Quality Improvement bundle is a multi-component intervention targeted at helping clinicians to safely expedite this process and minimise the harms associated with unnecessary invasive mechanical ventilation.


Study Design

Who are we?

Research Team

Research Team

Who we work with

Funders, Partnerships and Sponsors

Sponsors & Funders