Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)

Ventilation Management

Mechanical ventilation is one of the most common, interdisciplinary interventions for hospitalized patients and required a high degree of coordination. Furthermore, mechanical ventilation is an intervention that is associated with a plethora of potential adverse outcomes. Our APSS Blueprints provide healthcare organizations with practical, evidence-based checklists and protocols to establish a process for monitoring, weaning, infection prevention, and patient education around mechanical ventilation.

Executive Summary

The Problem Because mechanical ventilation is one of the most common interventions for patients in the ICU, hospital protocols should be standardized, strong, and frequently reassessed for utmost quality. Furthermore, the tangential adverse effects of poor ventilation management, such as infection and unplanned extubation, are plentiful, expensive, and readily exacerbated. The Cost The

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