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Ventilator-Associated Events Webinar

May 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Modifiable Risk Factors to Harness Clinical Quality Improvement in the CCU

Please join WSHA and our collaborative partner, John B Lynch MD MPH, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, in a virtual learning collaborative to discuss and share a recent study on VAE patient outcomes in the trauma ICU and how narrowing clinical improvement in the critical care can reduce VAE incidence.


  • Discuss a recent literature review on VAE, as an objective quality indicator, has impacted length of stay, patient outcomes in the Trauma ICU
  • Share evidence-based models aimed in the prevention of VAE
  • Learn how to identify clinical conditions that may lead to VAE
  • Share how to implement VAE prevention practice in the critical care unit that include:
    • Dedicated QI clinical team of physician, respiratory care and nursing champions
    • Standard work for VAP/ABCDEF Bundle adherence
    • Data transparency
    • Continuous Improvement

Featured Presenter:

Dr. John B. Lynch MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Medical Director of HMC Infection Control.

Dr. Lynch’s focus is on the prevention of healthcare associated infections (HAI), rational use of antimicrobials, and employee health at Harborview Medical Center. In addition, he is an atttending physician in HMC Infectious Diseases Clinic where he sees patients with a broad spectrum of infectious diseases.

Current and recent research projects are focused on the epidemiology of HAI, appropriate infectious disease diagnosis, testing and treatment pathways, risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection, the use of antimicrobials, healthcare worker influenza vaccination, and preventable injury of healthcare workers.

WSHA Learning Collaboratives are available exclusively to WSHA systems, hospitals, physicians. They are also open to organizations participating in the WSHA/ASHNHA Partnership for Patients, including members of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association.  WSHA encourages your hospital to extend this invitation to your program providers, leaders and staff involved with relevant areas or work or study. 


May 29, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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