2013-03-28 - Survey Shows Low Compliance with VAPPrevention Practices as Reported by ICU Physicians
On average, 7 percent of patients admitted to intensive-care units (ICUs) suffer from a potentially preventable ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Lambert, et al. (2013) surveyed for attitudes and practices of ICU physicians in the field of VAPprevention.
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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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2010-12-15 - Medline Targets VAP With Innovative Prevention System Including CHG
Medline Industries, Inc., a privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies, today launched an evidence-based solution to help prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP... clinical education. According to the National Healthcare Safety Network, VAP is the second most common
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2010-10-26 - Despite Targeted Measures, VAP in the ICU May Be Unpreventable
program for decreasing VAP rates that markedly improved compliance with eight preventive measures... preventive measures, suggesting that eliminating VAP in the intensive care unit may be an unrealistic goal...Acknowledging that ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most comm
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2011-07-12 - Ventilator Bundle, Other Interventions Reduced VAP Rates in the ICU
Researchers from Fortis Hospital in Mohali, India conducted a study to investigate a high rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) -- 18.3 per 1,000 ventilator days in 2008 and 8.6 per 1,000... of VAP through the implementation of ventilator care bundles was taken as one of the quality
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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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2011-04-11 - Researchers Explore Bed Head Elevation Effect on VAP
A semi-upright position in ventilated patients is recommended to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and is one of the components in the ventilator bundle recommended by the Institute for Health Care Improvement. This recommendation, however, is not an evidence-based one, asserts Barbara
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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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