TITLE

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

AUTHOR(S)
Augustyn, Beth
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2007, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). It is a form of nosocomial pneumonia that occurs in patients receiving mechanical ventilation for longer than 48 hours. The risk factors for VAP can be divided into 3 categories, namely, host related, device related, and personnel related. Strategies to prevent VAP are presented.
ACCESSION #
26050349

 

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