Comprehensive Unit Based Safety Program for Mechanically Ventilated Patients and Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (CUSP 4 MVP-VAP)


Mechanically ventilated patients have an increased risk for a variety of complications including ventilator associated pneumonia, and acute lung injury. GNYHA has aligned with a national initiative led by the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, The Michigan Health and Hospitals Association Keystone Center and the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, to enhance care for the mechanically ventilated patient. The two year initiative is funded through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and through reducing harms associated with mechanical ventilation, aims to save lives and reduce healthcare costs. Below are materials to learn more about the CUSP 4 MVP-VAP.

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Joining the CUSP 4 MVP-VAP Initiative

Measurement Strategy

  • Daily Process Measures: Designed to measure the progress of hospitals, the national project team has developed data collection tools.
  • Outcome Measures: Designed to track the impact on the recommended interventions on ventilator associated events, CUSP 4 MVP-VAP developed a data collection tool.

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