Use of ventilator bundle
to prevent ventilator associated pneumonia.
The impact of a ventilator bundle
on preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia: a multicenter study.
Farber et al., "Implementing a ventilator bundle
in a community hospital," Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, vol.
Ruesch: We identified some things we were looking at, including acceptance among bedside staff, as well as looking at patient outcomes, especially around mortality, length of stay, ventilator bundle
compliance, several factors we mentioned in our submission to the awards program.
The ventilator bundle
has been stressed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) for several years now.
Being known as "the change agent" for the SICU, I have led the following projects: Medication Reconciliation, Ventilator Bundle
, Tight Glucose Control, DVT Prevention, Surgical Site Infection, Heparin Protocol and Sepsis Bundle.
Tolentino-Delos Reyes AF, Ruppert SD, Shiao SY 2007 Evidence-based practice: use of the ventilator bundle
to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia American Journal of Critical Care 16 (1) 20-27
However, the ventilator bundle
as implemented by us was ineffective in reducing the ventilator-associated pneumonia rate in our trauma ICU," observed Dr.