Role of oral care to prevent VAP in mechanically ventilated Intensive Care Unit patients

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A Gupta; A Gupta; T K Singh; A Saxsena;
  • Publisher: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd
  • Journal: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia,volume 10,issue 1,pages95-97 (issn: 1658-354X, eissn: 0975-3125)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4103/1658-354X.169484, pmc: PMC4760051
  • Subject: Review Article | oral hygiene | Anesthesiology | oral care | ventilator-associated pneumonia | Nursing practice; oral care; oral hygiene; ventilator-associated pneumonia | Nursing practice | RD78.3-87.3
    mesheuropmc: respiratory tract diseases | bacterial infections and mycoses | stomatognathic diseases

Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common nosocomial infection in Intensive Care Unit. One major factor causing VAP is the aspiration of oral colonization because of poor oral care practices. We feel the role of simple measure like oral care is neglected,... View more
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