Early Mobilization of the Ventilated Patient

Long Island Jewish Medical Center (New Hyde Park, New York)

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Project Topic

Early mobility for mechanically ventilated patients

CSI Participants

Nancy Delassalle, RN, BSN, CCRN
Janet Farrington, RN, BSN
Kiplin Gordon, RN, BSN
Heather Kennedy, RN, BSN

Project Goals/Objectives

  1. To decrease mortality related to mechanical ventilation
  2. To decrease the incidence of ventilator-associated events
  3. To decrease ventilator days
  4. To decrease length of stay

Project Outcomes

  1. Decreased mortality of MICU patients with mechanical ventilation 57 percent
  2. Decreased the number of ventilator days 33 percent
  3. These outcomes resulted in a projected annual fiscal impact of $2,070,000.

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