Case Studies: Improved Vent Care Procedures Boost Care Efficiency and Patient Safety at Texoma Medical Center
Located in Denison, Texas, Texoma Medical Center (TMC) had a disconnect between its workflow and its ventilation-care, or vent care, liberation protocol. In fact, the hospital’s ICU had no standardized vent care and no centralized medical coordination, leading to inconsistent data upon which hospital administration could not depend. The hospital experienced historically high ventilation utilization rates and vent care days.
67% reduction in average vent care days, from 11.21 to 3.7 days
69% reduction in median vent care days, from 10.9 to 3.4 days
21% reduction in total vent care days per month, from 258.1 to 202.8 days