Critical care provider’s practices for prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia

Sherpa, Passang Chiki and Chakrabarty, Jyothi and D’Souza, Prima JJ (2015) Critical care provider’s practices for prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia. Indian Journal of Applied Research, 5 (9). pp. 337-339. ISSN 2249 - 555X

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Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the common nosocomial infection in critically ill patients. Practice of certain interventions can reduce the risk of development of VAP in mechanically ventilated patients. The aim of the study was to assess the practices of critical care providers, to prevent VAP in mechanically ventilated patients of Intensive Care Units (ICU’s). The study adopted event sampling, involved 100 observations of 10 preventive practices of VAP. Data were collected from five ICU’s of the tertiary care hospital. VAP Preventive Practices were been observed using an observational checklist. The result showed that most of the VAP prevention practices were been followed by the critical care providers such as elevation of head end of bed, changing ventilator circuits for every patients and use of new suction tube for each suctioning and following asepsis during the procedure. The preventive practice of VAP was favorable. The study concluded that there is a need of evidence based practice protocol for prevention of VAP in the ICU’s.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ventilator associated pneumonia; preventive practices; critical care providers; intensive care unit.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 09:20
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 09:20

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