aspiration precautions

aspiration precautions

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as prevention or minimization of risk factors in the patient at risk for aspiration. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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Undertaking aspiration precautions by elevating the head of the bed at 30-45 degrees is suggested to reduce the risk of aspirations, which may lead to the occurrence of VAP (Schleder, 2004).