Dallas Campus (Online)
Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Committee Chair or Primary Advisor
Dr. Christina Ryan
Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor
Dr. Sandra Cleveland
Postoperative respiratory failure incidents can lead to adverse outcomes, including prolonged hospitalizations, increased admissions to intensive care units, and the risk of complications such as ventilator-associated pneumonia, sepsis, and mortality. This project aimed to assess the effectiveness of implementing the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator 11 toolkit intervention for noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in reducing postoperative respiratory failure rates compared to traditional practices. Adopting evidence- based toolkits, such as those provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, aids healthcare organizations in enhancing the quality of patient care. The quality improvement project employed a quasi-experimental design, comparing two groups: one receiving the toolkit intervention and another adhering to traditional practices. Postoperative respiratory failure incidences in the year prior within the same timeframe were compared to the outcomes of the quality improvement project. These positive outcomes underscore the importance of implementing the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator 11 toolkit intervention as a quality improvement initiative in healthcare organizations. This intervention has the potential to substantially reduce postoperative respiratory failure rates and associated complications.
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Garcia, Nancy, "The Use of the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator 11 Toolkit to Decrease Postoperative Respiratory Failure" (2023). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 686.