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Quality improvement: reducing ventilator-associated pneumonia
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- Published: 13 March 2008
- Public Health
- Emergency Medicine
- Quality Improvement
- Preventative Intervention
A 'VAP prevention bundle' was introduced in November 2005. Bundle compliance was assessed 1 year later (50 patients) and twice again (59 and 50 patients) after introduction of an educational package. The incidence of VAP was concurrently measured using HELICS definitions .
Daily weaning plan
Daily sedation break
Passive introduction of the bundle had limited effect as demonstrated by initial compliance. Compliance improved following education. Improved compliance was associated with a decreased incidence of VAP.
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