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Lawrence General Hospital Prevention of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia. Nancy Correa, RN Clinical Manager, Critical Care. High incidence of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia September 2007-August 2008 11 cases. Challenge:. What We Did.

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lawrence general hospital prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia
Lawrence General HospitalPrevention of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Nancy Correa, RN

Clinical Manager, Critical Care

  • High incidence of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
  • September 2007-August 2008 11 cases

Challenge:

what we did
What We Did
  • Instituted Intensivist Model for Management of Ventilator
  • Revised Protocol
    • Propofol as sedating agent
    • Use of PRN as opposed to infusion
  • Daily Sedation Vacation
  • Daily spontaneous breathing trial based on assessment criteria/safety screen
  • Major education program for Nursing & Respiratory Therapy
what we learned
What We Learned
  • Consistent Physician Assessment
  • Team Approach

FuturePlans:

  • Continue Vent Bundle
  • Consider adding Early Mobility to Protocol