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Topic: Ventilator-Associated Event (VAE) | Resource type: Compendium

A sprint is a three month quality improvement collaborative with low performing participants who agree to small tests of change that can be measured across a short time frame. Subject matter experts or high performers offer topic guidance and support with participants identifying and testing interventions.

The VAE sprint consisted of 3 focused virtual events designed to assist hospitals in assessing the root causes of VAE harms and provide guidance and support on how to address VAE challenges and gaps in practices. The tools and resources that were utilized in the Sprint were: the VAE Process Discovery Tool, the VAE Coaching Guide, and the 2018 HRET HIIN VAE Change Package. There was a final summary virtual event open to all state partners and hospitals.