Ventilators, mechanical

Innovations

Round-the-Clock Intensivists Eliminate Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, Central Line Infections, and Pressure Ulcers in Intensive Care Unit 08/04/09

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has critical care physician specialists (intensivists) available to patients in the hospital medical and surgical intensive care units 24 hours a day. The...

System-Wide Quality Improvement Infrastructure Facilitates Adoption of Best Practices and Leads to Better Outcomes 05/11/09

Baylor Medical Center at Irving is participating in an innovation in which all hospitals and centers affiliated with the Baylor Health Care System were integrated by creating a quality improvement...

Adaptation and Expansion of Existing Bundle of Inpatient Interventions Reduces Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia at Long-Term Care Facility 11/25/08

Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility modified and expanded the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's inpatient ventilator bundle for use in the long-term acute care setting....

Evidence-Based Bundle for Adults Is Adapted by Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Reducing Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia and Lowering Costs 02/26/08

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta developed and implemented a program to reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in three intensive care units, including two pediatric intensive...

Daily Multidisciplinary Patient Rounds and Best Practice Bundle Decrease Use of Ventilators in the Intensive Care Unit 02/11/08

The implementation of daily multidisciplinary patient rounds and a bundle of best practice guidelines reduced the use of ventilators for patients in the intensive care unit and enhanced...

QualityTools

Implementing the ABCDE Bundle at the Bedside 05/03/13

This toolkit, from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), provides validated, evidence-based clinical knowledge, resources, and guidelines for implementing the ABCDE Bundle to prevent the unintended consequences of critical...

Safe Critical Care Project: Testing Improvement Strategies 03/19/08

This toolkit focuses on two interventions to improve critical care—reduction of catheter-related bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

The toolkit includes:

  • Education
    • Prevention of catheter-related...

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