Reducing Average Length of Stay on Mechanical Ventilation Using Bundles and Mobility

Posted on April 29, 2009. Filed under: Intensive Care | Tags: |

Reducing Average Length of Stay on Mechanical Ventilation Using Bundles and Mobility
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York, USA

The team from University of Rochester Medical Center is a participant in IHI’s Improving Outcomes for High-Risk and Critically Ill Patients Learning and Innovation Community.

Aim

The team’s overarching goal was to achieve a 20 percent reduction in length of stay across all adult intensive care units (ICUs) by:

* Achieving and sustaining a reduction in ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) to less than 1 VAP per 1,000 ventilator days before December 2009 by attaining greater than 95 percent compliance with daily sedation interruption and patient mobility

* Reducing complications from central lines by 90 percent before December 2009 by implementing the Central Line Insertion Bundle and a Central Line Maintenance Bundle, and mandating data collection on all ICUs to track compliance

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