It has been found that “compliance with evidence based practice in the form of a care bundle can reduce the incidence of VAP” (Ellis et al.) or ventilator associated pneumonia.
One example of a protocol is that which was developed by the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement or ICSI (Weinert). This protocol covers the “orders around patient care management for the prevention of” (Weinert) VAP.
Protocols are associated with bundles, which the Institute for Healthcare Improvement or IHI defines as “a grouping of best practices that, when used individually, are found to be effective” (Wip and Napolitano). Both the