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Dedicated Multidisciplinary Ventilator Bundle Team and Compliance with Sedation Vacation

Author(s): Michael P. Mendez, MD, Michael H. Lazar, MD, Bruno DiGiovine, MD, Mph, Stephanie Schuldt, RN, MN, Robert Behrendt, RN, Michael Peters, Rph, BCps, and Jeffrey H. Jennings, MD

Contact Hours: 1.00

CERP A: 1.00

Expires Jan 01, 2017

Topics: PulmonaryPatientSafety

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

How compliance with a ventilator bundle is monitored varies from institution to institution. Some institutions rely on the primary intensive care unit team to review the bundle during their rounds; others rely on a separate team of health care personnel that may include representatives from disciplines such as nursing, respiratory therapy, and pharmacy.


  • Identify ventilator bundle compliance between the intensive care unit (ICU) rounding team and the ventilator bundle rounding (VBR) team.
  • Describe the 5 components of the ventilator bundle.
  • Define how having a dedicated VBR team improves compliance.

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