The overall goal of this paper is to describe how is to prevent ventilator associated-pneumonia using ventilator bundle in the long term care. The focus area is the ventilator unit of Four Seasons Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center that comprises 35 beds. The center has its location at Rockaway Parkway, Brooklyn, New York. This involves a premiere facility that offers unparalleled medical care to the residents. They offer a wide range of services, i.e. short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, adult day health care, and the post hospital treatment, in which case they provide for an original blend of professional and exceptionally skilled nursing care that they deliver with compassion and devotion. They serve the needs and lifestyles of the community.
At the end of my practicum project, I will be able to:
1. Determine what practices are used by long term care to prevent ventilator –associated pneumonia (VAP)
2. Develop a learning module for nurses on ventilator bundle for the prevention of ventilator –associated pneumonia (VAP).
3. Review and update the existing ventilator bundle protocol for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in long term care.
4. Develop a sustainable prevention program for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in long term care. ...