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VOLUME 26 , ISSUE 10 ( October, 2022 ) > List of Articles

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Implementation of a Revised Montpellier Bundle on the Outcome of Intubation in Critically Ill Patients: A Quality Improvement Project

Keywords : Endotracheal intubation, Intensive care unit, Intubation bundle, Intubation complications, Quality improvement

Citation Information : Implementation of a Revised Montpellier Bundle on the Outcome of Intubation in Critically Ill Patients: A Quality Improvement Project. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (10):1106-1114.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24332

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-09-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Introduction: The feasibility of implementing a revised Montpellier intubation bundle incorporating recent evidences was tested in a quality-improvement project. It was hypothesized that this “Care Bundle” implementation would reduce intubation-related complications. Materials and methods: The project was conducted in an 18-bedded multidisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU). Baseline data for intubations were collected over 3-month “Control Period”. During the 2-month “Interphase”, a revised intubation bundle was developed, and staff members involved in the intubation process were extensively trained on different aspects of intubation with emphasis on bundle components. Various components of the bundle were pre-intubation fluid loading, pre-oxygenation with NIV plus PS, positive-pressure ventilation post-induction, succinylcholine as a first-line induction agent, routine use of stylet, and lung recruitment within 2 minutes of intubation. Intubation data were collected again in the 3-month “Intervention Period”. Results: Data were collected for 61 and 64 intubations, respectively, during control and intervention periods. There was significant improvement in compliance to five of six-bundle components; improvement in pre-intubation fluid loading during the intervention period did not reach statistical significance. Overall, at least 3 components of the bundle were complied within over 92% of intubations in the intervention period. However, whole-bundle compliance was limited to 14.3%. Incidences of major complications were reduced significantly in the intervention period (23.8% vs 45.9%, p = 0.01). There was significant reduction in profound hypotension (21.77% vs 29.51%, p = 0.04) and a nonsignificant 11.89% reduction in profound hypoxemia. There were no differences in minor complications. Conclusion: Implementation of an evidence-based revised Montpellier intubation bundle is feasible and it reduces major complications related to endotracheal intubation.

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