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Rounding Team Boosts ICU Liberation Efforts

Key clinical point: The rounding team focused on delirium assessment and sedation practices, and wound up reducing VAP, ventilation days, and length of stay.

Major finding: VAP rate dropped from 3.4% to 0.9%.

Study details: Retrospective analysis of 1,127 mechanically ventilated ICU patients.

Disclosures: The study was not funded. Mr. Veneman has no relevant financial disclosures.


Wade Veneman, et al. CCC48, Abstract 63.