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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2006 Dec;53(6):1231-51.

Tailoring the Institute for Health Care Improvement 100,000 Lives Campaign to pediatric settings: the example of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

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  • 1Children's Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA. martha.curley@childrens.harvard.edu

Abstract

In December 2004, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement launched a campaign to save 100,000 lives by implementing evidence-based interventions in six areas, five of which are relevant to children. Working collaboratively, the Child Health Corporation of America, National Associate of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, and National Initiative for Children's Health Care Quality provided a series of Web-enabled seminars on how the campaign initiatives might be adapted for pediatric settings. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is an example of how interventions based on evidence in adult settings may need to be tailored in pediatric settings. The authors describe how assessing and implementing parts of the VAP bundle led to reduction in VAP in two children's hospitals.

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