Kollef, "Implementing quality improvements in the intensive care unit: Ventilator bundle
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Compliance with the ventilator bundle
was tracked daily, and VAP diagnosis was based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definition.
* PURPOSE To examine critical care nurses' knowledge about the use of the ventilator bundle
to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia.
AN EXAMPLE OF PROCESS RELIABILITY LEADING TO MARKEDLY IMPROVED OUTCOMES: THE VENTILATOR BUNDLE
AND THE REDUCTION OF VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA
* Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia -- by implementing five steps collectively called the "Ventilator Bundle
"--such as elevating the head of the hospital bed by 30 degrees--thereby dramatically reducing mortality and length of stay in the intensive care unit.
(29) reported a 44.5% reduction in VAP in units that implemented a care bundle approach and consistently collected data on ventilator bundle
adherence and VAP rates.
The MICU team implemented a ventilator bundle
in October 2002 to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
The concept of a ventilator bundle
has been encouraged in many quarters recently and it is a notion of some merit.