Impact of enhanced ventilator care bundle checklist on nursing documentation in an intensive care unit

Nabia Malouf-Todaro, James Barker, Daniel Jupiter, Phyllis Hart Tipton, Jane Peace

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Abstract

Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a hospital-acquired infection that may develop in patients 48 hours after mechanical ventilation. The project goal was to determine whether a ventilator-associated pneumonia care bundle checklist embedded into an existing electronic health record would increase completeness of nursing documentation in an intensive care unit setting. With the embedded checklist, there were significant improvements in nursing documentation and a decreased incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-240
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • checklist
  • nursing documentation
  • quality care
  • ventilator care bundle
  • ventilator-associated pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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