VAP is the second most common hospital acquired infection and the most common in ICUs.
This achievement is due to managing length of stay and ventilator days through:
- Screening protocols which result in fewer patients being put on ventilators in the first place
- Implementing the Institute for Health Improvement's ventilator bundle
- And, as The Leapfrog Group requires, using a dedicated intensivist (a physician specially trained in critical care medicine) in the ICU.
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