Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Adults
Keywords:Prevention, Ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults, Factors related to pneumonia
Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in adults is an important strategy to improve the quality of care for patients receiving mechanical ventilator. Establishing guidelines and responsible teams for VAP prevention are essential for hospitals to actualize. Nurses play an important role in providing nursing care for patients receiving the ventilator and responding for multidisciplinary collaboration. Therefore, they should have knowledge and understanding about diagnosis criteria and factors related to VAP. Additionally, they should put efforts to develop the up-to-date guidelines for VAP prevention and monitor the following of these guidelines for increasing patients’ safety and reducing risk of VAP.
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