Ventilator-Associated Events and Outcome Measures Module

This module has tools and slide sets to help units accomplish three goals:

  • Monitor ventilator-associated events and outcome measures.
  • Reduce ventilator-associated events (VAE).
  • Make evidence-based determinations about the care of ventilated patients.

Data Measures Guide (PDF, 945 KB)

The Data Measures Guide provides data definitions and equations to help you use your collected data to determine your unit’s progress in reducing VAE rates, improving intervention compliance, and track objective outcomes such as mortality and duration of mechanical ventilation.

Tools To Support Monitoring VAEs and Outcome Measures

Ventilator-Associated Event Data Collection Tool (Word, 880 KB)

This data collection tool collects the incidences of VAEs, ventilator-associated conditions, infection-related ventilator-associated conditions, and possible ventilator-associated pneumonia on a monthly basis.

Objective Outcomes Data Collection Tool (Word, 1.58 MB)

This data collection tool tracks monthly outcome measures pertaining to mechanically ventilated patients (e.g., number of mechanically ventilated patients, mortality rates) per month.

Educational Slide Sets for VAE and Objective Outcome Measures

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

Overview: Getting Patients Off the Ventilator Faster (PowerPoint, 2 MB - HTML Version of Slide Presentation; Facilitator Guide - Word, 2.97 MB)

Monitoring Ventilator-Associated Events (PowerPoint, 1.94 MB - HTML Version of Slide Presentation; Facilitator Guide - Word, 3 MB)

Ventilator-Associated Event Surveillance (PowerPoint, 1.9 MB - HTML Version of Slide Presentation; Facilitator Guide - Word, 11 MB).

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Page last reviewed December 2017
Page originally created January 2017
Internet Citation: Ventilator-Associated Events and Outcome Measures Module. Content last reviewed December 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/hais/tools/mvp/vae.html