Skip to main content
URMC / Complex Care Center / For Providers / Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) Prevention Protocol

Educational Materials

Pneumonia: What Can We Do?

Pneumonia in a patient who is chronically dependent on a ventilator :

  • Is one of the most serious health risks of being chronically dependent on a mechanical ventilator
  • Is linked to increased morbidity and mortality

There are steps you can take to help reduce the risk of pneumonia in your chronically ventilator dependent patients

HOME-AIR: a prevention bundle

With support from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation (GRHF), the Complex Care Center (CCC) has researched and developed an evidence-based treatment bundle called HOME-AIR

H - head of bed elevated

O - oral care

M - medical nutrition consult

E - education

A - airway clearance

I - inner cannula/trach care

R - regular check-ups

This bundle is appropriate for patients who are vented all or part of each day

Educational Materials

Brochure: HOME-AIR

Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ