New AHRQ Toolkit for Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Did you know that ventilator-associated pneumonia affects 20% of patients who are on a ventilator for more than 48 hours? The toolkit to Improve Safety for Mechanically Ventilated Patients helps make patients safer and reduces complications of mechanical ventilators during hospitalizations. The four modules in the toolkit contain education for reducing complications during the hospital stay. This toolkit was developed as a result of a 3-year project that brought together subject matter experts and providers in the field.

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