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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182056
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Relationship Between Ventilator Bundle Compliance and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Author(s):
Ruiz, Jean
Author Details:
Jean Ruiz, MA, RN, CCRN, CNE, Staff Nurse, Capital Health, Trenton, New Jersey, USA, email: jeanruiz2002@comcast.net
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most lethal and frequently observed ICU-acquired infections among patients on mechanical ventilation (Depuydt, et al., 2006). Ricart et al. (2003) reported the outcomes of implementing a group of interventions, now known as the ventilator bundle. The ventilator bundle includes assessment of readiness to wean, performing daily wake-ups to assess ability to follow commands, 30 head of bed elevation, peptic ulcer prophylaxis, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, and assessment of glucose levels (Abad, 2008). The research goal was to examine the implementation of evidence-based recommendations to improve patient outcomes. The purpose of the study was to examine staff compliance in performing the ventilator bundle and the incidence of VAP. Information from weekly compliance checklists collected over a two-year period was compared with the occurrence of VAPs. Data analysis using the independent t-test revealed a significant difference in staff compliance rates between the two years with an improvement in compliance rates the second year. Further analysis revealed a reduction in ventilator-associated pneumonia when compliance rates were the highest - as compliance with implementing the ventilator bundle increased, VAP rates decreased. The relationship between these two variables provides further evidence that implementation of the ventilator bundle is integral in the management of patients on ventilators. The results also support the assertion that nurses in general have a major role in implementing measures associated with the management of critically ill patients.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Ventilator Bundle Compliance and Ventilator-Associated Pneumoniaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRuiz, Jeanen_US
dc.author.detailsJean Ruiz, MA, RN, CCRN, CNE, Staff Nurse, Capital Health, Trenton, New Jersey, USA, email: jeanruiz2002@comcast.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182056-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most lethal and frequently observed ICU-acquired infections among patients on mechanical ventilation (Depuydt, et al., 2006). Ricart et al. (2003) reported the outcomes of implementing a group of interventions, now known as the ventilator bundle. The ventilator bundle includes assessment of readiness to wean, performing daily wake-ups to assess ability to follow commands, 30 head of bed elevation, peptic ulcer prophylaxis, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, and assessment of glucose levels (Abad, 2008). The research goal was to examine the implementation of evidence-based recommendations to improve patient outcomes. The purpose of the study was to examine staff compliance in performing the ventilator bundle and the incidence of VAP. Information from weekly compliance checklists collected over a two-year period was compared with the occurrence of VAPs. Data analysis using the independent t-test revealed a significant difference in staff compliance rates between the two years with an improvement in compliance rates the second year. Further analysis revealed a reduction in ventilator-associated pneumonia when compliance rates were the highest - as compliance with implementing the ventilator bundle increased, VAP rates decreased. The relationship between these two variables provides further evidence that implementation of the ventilator bundle is integral in the management of patients on ventilators. The results also support the assertion that nurses in general have a major role in implementing measures associated with the management of critically ill patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:07:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:07:09Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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