Ventilator Associated Event (VAE)

VAE Summary:

Mechanically ventilated patients are at high risk for complications. These risks include VAE, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), gastrointestinal bleeding, aspiration, venous thromboembolic events (VTE), and problems with secretion management. Evidence-based interventions can reduce the risk of these complications and reduce the occurrence of VAE. Implementing the ventilator bundle has shown to reduce VAE. The VAE prevention bundle includes: head of bed elevated 30 to 45 degrees, oral care with chlorhexidine 0.12%, peptic ulcer prophylaxis, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, and spontaneous waking trials and spontaneous breathing trials.

 VAE  2017 Top Ten, Evidenced Based Interventions

 HRET’s  2018 VAE Change Package 

 Eliminate Harm Across the Board HRET’s Days Since Last VAE