Quality Improvement Intervention to Decrease Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Author(s): Jennifer L. Hefner, PhD, MPH, Ravi S. Tripathi, MD, Erik E. Abel, PharmD, BCPS, Michelle Farneman, Jason Galloway, and Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Sep 01, 2019

Topics: Cardiovascular, Cardiovascular

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

In 2010, the incidence of prolonged mechanical ventilation (> 24 hours) after isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery was 26.9% at the study site, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, compared with the national like-hospital rate of 10.9%.


  • Examine a lean quality improvement intervention to reduce prolonged ventilation after CABG.
  • Describe the quality improvement processes and tools used to explore the problem and develop interventions.
  • Identify success factors critical to the sustainability of this quality improvement intervention.

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