Mechanical ventilation

Innovations

Intensive Care Units Participating in Hospital Collaborative Implement Multiple Improvement Strategies, Leading to Fewer Deaths and Lower Costs 09/29/09

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association's Keystone: ICU project incorporates the use of evidence-based interventions to reduce bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia,...

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...

Team-Administered Protocol Encourages Mobility in Respiratory Intensive Care Unit Patients, Leading to Shorter Length of Stay 01/07/09

LDS Hospital implemented a protocol designed to encourage early physical activity in respiratory intensive care unit patients, including those requiring mechanical ventilation. A multidisciplinary...

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....

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...

Ventilator Bundle Checklist 07/10/08

The Ventilator Bundle Checklist helps track an organization’s compliance with implementing each element of the Ventilator Bundle. The Ventilator Bundle is a series of interventions related to ventilator care that, when implemented together, will...

Hospital Performance Report 2006: 31 Common Medical Procedures and Treatments 12/17/07

This report provides data on inpatient hospital discharges for all Pennsylvania general and most specialty acute care hospitals, regardless of bed size. The information is hospital-specific and is presented in three regional versions (Western,...

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