Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Last updated: February 2012
How to cite this document:
How-to Guide: Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2012. (Available at www.ihi.org).
This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components for the IHI Ventilator Bundle, which has been linked to reductions in ventilator-associated pneumonia in ventilated patients in intensive care, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement. The guide was initially developed as part of IHI's
5 Million Lives Campaign.