publication . Article . 2015

Care bundle for ventilator-associated pneumonia in a medical intensive care unit in Northern Taiwan

Wen-Ping Zeng; Han Su; Chein-Wen Chen; Shu-Meng Cheng; Li-Fang Chang; Wen-Chii Tzeng; Bing-Hsiean Tzeng;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Journal of Medical Sciences, volume 35, page 68 (issn: 1011-4564, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Background: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) occurs in patients requiring mechanical ventilators for more than 48 h. VAP is the most common nosocomial infection and the leading cause of complications and death in intensive care units (ICUs). Materials and Methods: Two historical comparison groups of 375 patients who used mechanical ventilators for more than 48 h in the medical ICU (MICU) from December 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012 and December 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014 were enrolled in this study. There were 194 adult patients in the control group that received traditional care, and there were 181 patients in the experimental VAP care bundle group. Our VAP care bun...
Medical Subject Headings: respiratory tract diseases
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