Kettering Medical Center Selected for National Collaborative
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Kettering Medical Center Selected for National Collaborative

Kettering Medical Center was selected to participate in the ICU Liberation Collaborative, a performance improvement initiative that aims to enhance patient care in the ICU, specifically for patients requiring mechanical ventilation.

As one of 20 Midwestern hospitals selected for this initiative, Kettering Medical Center will collaborate with other top hospitals in the nation to improve patient care.

The collaborative focuses on the use of team work in implementing guidelines introduced by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and standardizing them across disciplines. These guidelines have been rolled into many interventions throughout Kettering Health Network in the past several years, including improving pain control and assessment; managing sedation; assessing readiness for weaning from the ventilator; improving the prevention, assessment, and recognition of delirium, and introducing mobility early in the care of ventilated patients.

“This collaborative presents a great opportunity for Kettering Medical Center to benchmark and improve its already excellent standard of care,” said Melody Campbell, trauma program manager and critical care clinical nurse specialist at Kettering Medical Center. “We are excited about the opportunity to enhance the care of ventilated patients at Kettering Medical Center and share what we have learned throughout Kettering Health Network.”

Kettering will send three representatives to the first meeting of the collaborative on August 13 and 14.

July 21, 2015