ventilator-associated pneumonia

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ventilator-associated pneumonia

the most common type of nosocomial pneumonia, a frequently fatal type seen in patients breathing with a ventilator. It is usually caused by aspiration of contaminated secretions or stomach contents and may be bacterial, viral, or fungal.

ventilator-associated pneumonia

In patients receiving invasive mechanical ventilation, a new and persistent infiltrate seen on chest x-ray associated with fever, elevated or depressed white blood cell counts, and sputum that is either purulent or full of disease-causing bacteria. Synonym: artificial airway-associated pneumonia
See also: pneumonia
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Since hospital acquired pneumonia is mainly caused as a result of prolonged exposure to ventilator, it is also called as ventilator associated pneumonia.
13) If left uncorrected, the lack of proper aeration of the lungs may lead to further respiratory depression, (5,14,15) ventilator associated pneumonia, and the inability to be weaned off of the ventilator.
Meta-analyses are undertaken to compare the effect of open vs closed suctioning on various outcome measures such as arterial oxygen saturation, end-expiratory lung volume, and the presence of ventilator associated pneumonia.
Diagnosis and treatment of ventilator associated pneumonia.
The study also found ventilator associated pneumonia for the past seven months.
We wish to express our deep concerns and dismay regarding the recent "Strive--the Student View" article related to nurses' oral care practices as they relate to ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) [May-Jun.
Not surprisingly, the topic of the greatest interest the respiratory therapists is Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP).
Cost of a ventilator associated pneumonia in a shock trauma intensive care unit.
This year's award highlighted the implementation of clinical practice guidelines to cut down on ventilator associated pneumonia and central venous catheter blood stream infections, the hospital said.
Combining Semprus Sustain([TM]) Technology & Antimicrobial Release to Reduce Infections Leading to Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
The new infection control solution features NHSN evaluation logic and business rules for four types of screenings: Surgical site infections (SSI), central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), and ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP).
Ventilator associated pneumonia and infection control [Online version].