Exceeding PICU Goal With 0 VAP Cases

Stacey, Susan
June 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2008, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p92
Academic Journal
The article reports on the commitment of Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital to achieve zero ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) at its pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). A group of medical personnel including nurses and respiratory therapists collaborated to determine the cause of VAP at the PICU of the Spokane, Washington-based hospital. Changes implemented at the PICU include revised oral care standards for children and change dirty ventilator circuit.


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