Table 1

Incident subtypes and descriptions of mechanical ventilation (n=339) and intravascular catheter incidents (n=194)

Mechanical ventilation (n=339)Intravascular catheters (n=194)
Incident subtypen%Incident subtypen%
Ventilator14743.4Venous line13167.5
Endotracheal tube9828.9Arterial line5628.9
Humidification3710.9Both venous and arterial line73.6
Ventilator tubing226.5
Other subtype236.8
Combination of subtypes123.5
Incident descriptionIncident description
Incorrect settings12536.9Loosening3719.1
Unplanned removal4613.6Unplanned removal3417.5
Mechanical failure3510.3Incorrect usage3116.0
Incorrect usage329.4Incorrect connection178.8
Incorrect connection236.8Occlusion147.2
Loosening175.0Incorrect settings105.2
Unavailable92.7Material damage84.1
Material damage82.4Subcutaneous infusion42.1
Occlusion61.8Prolonged indwelling time21.0
Other3811.2Other3719.1