2014-04-14 - Surveillance Systems Shown to be Positively Associated with VAPPrevention Measure Compliance
of ventilation-associated pneumonia (VAP) are positively associated with compliance with six well-established VAPprevention measures.
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2013-06-04 - Pediatric-Specific Bundle Offers New Strategies for PreventingVAP in Children
Implementation of a bundle for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critically ill infants and children may lead to lower rates of VAP in these patients, according to an article in the June issue of Critical Care Nurse (CCN).
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2011-12-07 - Driving Down VAP Rates One Hospitals Success Story
Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn., stands out among its peers. The 271-bed hospital, part of Allina Hospitals and Clinics, has nearly wiped out cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) among its intensive care unit (ICU) patients.
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2014-07-17 - Recommendations Prioritize Strategies to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Thousands of critically ill patients on life support develop ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) each year. A new document released today by a consortium of professional organizations helps prioritize strategies to prevent this potentially fatal infection.
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2012-10-02 - Reducing VAP Rates to Near Zero Requires Multiple Interventions and Performance Measures
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common infection in the intensive care unit (ICU) and associated with a high mortality. Caserta, et al. conducted a quasi-experimental study in a medical-surgical ICU. Multiple interventions to optimize VAPprevention were performed from October 2008
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2012-01-03 - Medlines Newly Designed Oral Care System Helps Reduce the Risk of VAP
Medline today announced several enhancements to its VAPrevent® oral care program, an advanced oral care management system created to help clinicians complete timely oral care on ventilated patients, which can help reduce the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
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2010-10-06 - Trauma Surgeon Develops Multidisciplinary Protocol to Eliminate VAP
Critically ill patients on a breathing tube are at risk not only from their injuries or diseases, but also from infections they can contract in the hospital. One of the most common infections is pneumonia from breathing tubes. A study of a new multidisciplinary protocol that has all but eliminated such infections at one hospital was reported on today at the 2010 Annual Clinical Congress of the Am
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2013-10-29 - Evaluation of Hospital Infection Prevention Policies Can Identify Opportunities for Improvement
Identifying gaps in infection prevention practices may yield opportunities for improved patient safety, according to a survey published in the November issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
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2013-09-17 - Sharklet Awarded Research Grant for Development of Textured Endotracheal Tube to Reduce VAP
-associated pneumonia (VAP).
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2010-07-26 - Daily Oral Care with Chlorhexidine Urged for Ventilated Patients
Oral care helps critical care patients defend against ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), a common, often fatal and very costly hospital-acquired infection.
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