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SANDWICH

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.

The SANDWICH Trial
SANDWICH PICU Sites
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Who are we?
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The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Queen's University Belfast
97 Lisburn Road
Belfast
BT9 7BL

Tel: (+44) 028 9097 1643
Web: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/sandwich