# of patients on a ventilator without documentation of the IHI elements of care - Graph and Details
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement recommends several elements of care for these patients, including:
Raising the head of the bed 30 degrees at all times
Stopping sedation medication for a period of time at least once a day;
Medication to prevent stomach ulcers administered every day;
Steps to prevent blood clots in the legs.
Inland measures the number of patients who do not have documentation of these elements of care.