Frequency of Desaturation and Association with Hemodynamic Adverse Events during Tracheal Intubations in PICUs
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Intensive Care Units, Pediatric
In this large tracheal intubation quality improvement database, we found moderate and severe desaturation are reported among 19% and 13% of all tracheal intubation encounters. Moderate and severe desaturations were independently associated with the occurrence of adverse hemodynamic events. Future quality improvement interventions may focus to reduce desaturation events.