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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31827f7740

Impact of Enhanced Ventilator Care Bundle Checklist on Nursing Documentation in an Intensive Care Unit

Malouf-Todaro, Nabia DNP, MBA, RN; Barker, James MD; Jupiter, Daniel PhD; Tipton, Phyllis Hart PhD, RN; Peace, Jane PhD, RN

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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.

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