Evaluate and Examine

  • Gather data to determine your baseline

  • Before meeting goals, you must have a clear idea of why the goals are important

  • You must also have a measure against which to measure your progress

  • What is the problem? Why is it a problem? how bad is the problem? How much difference can we make?  How do we know if we did make a difference? 

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Know the Facts 

$4,119 average cost savings per patient 1* 

1. Based on average of costs for first 7 days in ICU. Dasta JF, McLaughlin TP, Mody SH, Piech CT. Daily cost of an intensive care unit day: the contribution of mechanical ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2005;33(6):1266–1271.