Presented at: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
As part of a quality improvement effort to reduce hospital acquired infections (HAI) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH), a multidisciplinary team consisting of physicians, staff nurses, clinical nurse specialists, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, infection control practitioners and administrators representing all special care units was charged with reducing ventilator associated pneumonia rates to zero.
Gibson, BS, RRT, James; Glynn, BS, RRT, Brian; Malloy, Raymond; Earle, MD, Linda; Weinstein, MD, Michael; Glenn, Roberta; Lee, Ying; Nichols, Patricia; and Delisle, MHSA, PMP, Dennis, "Multidisciplinary Approach to Reduce Ventilator Associated Pneumonia" (2012). Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Faculty Papers. Paper 6.