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Ventilator care bundle

The ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) reduction care bundle is a grouping of evidence-based, high-impact interventions. In its original form, it was an early example of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) care bundle methodology in the US (what is a bundle?).

In the current IHI version, there are five components, which are those with the highest levels of evidence. :

The care bundle methodology was adopted early in the UK, initially by the Modernisation Agency and then via multiple agencies including NPSA. The current UK recommended version adds:

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