The Defenseless Tracheal Conduit: Can a Team Work Together to Improve Airway Protection?

Howard, Wiiliam R.
July 2010
Respiratory Care;Jul2010, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p947
Academic Journal
The article offers the author's insights on a study by S. R. Wilcox and colleagues that offered process improvement to address contamination issue of intubation equipment. It notes that the researchers implemented changes to cover areas of concern, thus lessened the risk of inoculation by pathogens as the source of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The author also suggests conducting future studies to assess whether the steps offered by previous study have an impact to lower VAP rates.


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