Daily Care Processes

Daily Care Processes Guide for Reducing Ventilator-Associated Events in Mechanically Ventilated Patients (PDF File, 1.54 MB)

This guide provides an overview of evidence-based recommendations for daily care processes to prevent ventilator-associated events, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It explains how to use the tools and slide sets to implement the concepts presented.

Tools To Support Daily Care Processes

Daily Care Processes Data Collection Tool (Word File, 389 KB; Text Version)

This data collection tool helps units track daily compliance with evidence-based interventions for daily care processes to improve care for mechanically ventilated patients.

Head of Bed Elevation Literature Review (Word File, 1.6 MB; Text Version)

This tool is a review of relevant literature (through 2015) surrounding head of bed elevation.

Coordinated Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing Trials Protocol (Word File, 2.23 MB; Text Version)

This is a sample protocol for spontaneous awakening trials (SATs) and spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs).

Coordinating Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing Trials—Fact Sheet (Word File, 1.59 MB; Text Version)

This fact sheet is a concise overview of evidence supporting SATs and SBTs.

Spontaneous Awakening Trials and Spontaneous Breathing Trials Literature Review (Word File, 1.6 MB; Text Version)

This is a review of relevant literature (through 2015) surrounding SATs and SBTs.

Subglottic Secretion Drainage Endotracheal Tubes Fact Sheet (Word File, 1.59 MB; Text Version)

This fact sheet is a concise overview of evidence supporting the use of subglottic secretion drainage endotracheal tubes. It can be posted on your unit.

Subglottic Secretion Drainage Endotracheal Tubes Literature Review (Word File, 1.62 MB; Text Version)

This is a review of relevant literature (through 2016) surrounding the use of subglottic secretion drainage endotracheal tubes.

Educational Slide Sets for Daily Care Processes

These slide sets can be viewed by individual users or presented to a group by a facilitator or leader.

Introduction to Daily Care Processes: Evidence Behind Spontaneous Awakening Trials, Spontaneous Breathing Trials, and Head of Bed Elevation (PowerPoint Slide Presentation, 2.46 MB - Text Version; Facilitator Guide - Word File, 16.7 MB)

Evidence Behind Pain, Agitation, and Delirium: Assessments and Sedation Management (PowerPoint Slide Presentation, 1.73 MB - Text Version; Facilitator Guide - Word File, 3.26 MB)

Measure Descriptions for Daily Care Processes (PowerPoint Slide Presentation, 2.93 MB - Text Version; Facilitator Guide - Word File, 3.28 MB)

Benefits of Subglottic Secretion Drainage Endotracheal Tubes (PowerPoint Slide Presentation, 1.84 MB - Text Version; Facilitator Guide - Word File, 2.48 MB)

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Page last reviewed March 2017
Page originally created January 2017
Internet Citation: Daily Care Processes. Content last reviewed March 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/hais/tools/mvp/technical-bundles-dailycare.html
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