Respiratory Therapy Achieves Excellent Results in Emergency with World-leading 100% ETCO2 Monitoring Rate
The team has made several innovative achievements, including being the team with the most inhaled nitric oxide delivery equipments for critically ill children; installation of the only independent children's disinfection room in Taiwan, helping to prevent ventilator-related pneumonia; and being the first to implement a completely digitized information system, improving the timeliness, efficiency, and quality of care with a comprehensive electronic patient record and shift system.
The team responsible for allowing Chenchen to be discharged in healthy condition was Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital's respiratory therapy division. Established in 1981, it was the first respiratory therapy unit in Taiwan to specialize in infant care. "Our team possesses expert clinical technique and is very experienced. We can provide comprehensive care for adults and children alike. Pediatric respiratory therapists certified by the Ministry of Examination provide all-day service and are specialized in respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants and therapy for respiratory failure in newborns," says Hsiu-Feng Hsiao, Director of the Respiratory Therapy team in Taiwan. Dr. Hsiao was trained in the US for respiratory therapy and brought back her international experience and concepts in respiratory care.
To provide safe, patient-centric respiratory care, the team has made several innovative achievements, including a complete 24-hour emergency transfer protocol; being the team with the most inhaled nitric oxide delivery equipment for critically ill children; 100% execution of intubation accuracy using end-tidal CO2 monitor (the best such number in the world, according to literature survey); installation of the only independent children's disinfection room in Taiwan, helping to prevent ventilator-related pneumonia; and being the first to implement a completely digitized information system, improving the timeliness, efficiency, and quality of care with a comprehensive electronic patient record and shift system.
To keep up with international standards in pediatric care, the team plans to construct a respiratory device laboratory, seek international research collaborations, and dedicate themselves to the cross-industry coordination of telecare services to extend the reach of healthcare services.
(Editing by Nicole Yang, Research Center for Biotechnology and Medicine Policy)
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