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?
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.