Ventilator Assisted Pneumonia
Ventilator Assisted PneumoniaProposed Policy Change:
Manual cleaning with chlorhexidine swabs or brush in conjunction with suctioning for ventilator assisted adults to reduce incidences of ventilator assisted pneumonia.Methods:
Obtain statistics on VAP cases pre- and post-implementation. Obtain input from Leadership Teams concerning actual and potential problems with staff members before, during, and after start of implementation. Conduct staff meetings for input on deterrents to proposal such as availability of supplies, time constraints, difficulty with completion of process, and so on. Obtain report from Compliance Team on maintenance of staff member compliance before and after implementation. Enforce both staff documentation and visual verification Continue reading...