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Prevention of VAP: is zero rate possible?

(2011) CLINICS IN CHEST MEDICINE. 32(3). p.591-599
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Infection prevention measures, specifically targeting ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), have been purposed as quality-of-care indicators for patients in intensive care units. The authors discuss some of the recent evidence of the prevention of nosocomial infections, with a particular emphasis on VAP. Moreover, there are several pitfalls in considering VAP rates as a safety indicator. Because of these limitations, the authors recommend the use of specific process measures, designed to reduce VAP, as the basis for interinstitutional benchmarking.
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EDUCATION-PROGRAM, INFECTION-CONTROL, MECHANICAL VENTILATION, ADVERSE EVENTS, PATIENT SAFETY, LARGE US DATABASE, CRITICALLY-ILL PATIENTS, INTENSIVE-CARE-UNIT, EVIDENCE-BASED GUIDELINES, VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA, Ventilator-associated pneumonia, Prevention, Intensive care unit, Care bundles, Infection control, Safety

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Blot, Stijn, Thiago Lisboa, Roser Angles, and Jordi Rello. 2011. “Prevention of VAP: Is Zero Rate Possible?” Clinics in Chest Medicine 32 (3): 591–599.
APA
Blot, S., Lisboa, T., Angles, R., & Rello, J. (2011). Prevention of VAP: is zero rate possible? CLINICS IN CHEST MEDICINE, 32(3), 591–599.
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Blot S, Lisboa T, Angles R, Rello J. Prevention of VAP: is zero rate possible? CLINICS IN CHEST MEDICINE. 2011;32(3):591–9.
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Blot, Stijn, Thiago Lisboa, Roser Angles, et al. “Prevention of VAP: Is Zero Rate Possible?” CLINICS IN CHEST MEDICINE 32.3 (2011): 591–599. Print.
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  abstract     = {Infection prevention measures, specifically targeting ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), have been purposed as quality-of-care indicators for patients in intensive care units. The authors discuss some of the recent evidence of the prevention of nosocomial infections, with a particular emphasis on VAP. Moreover, there are several pitfalls in considering VAP rates as a safety indicator. Because of these limitations, the authors recommend the use of specific process measures, designed to reduce VAP, as the basis for interinstitutional benchmarking.},
  author       = {Blot, Stijn and Lisboa, Thiago and Angles, Roser and Rello, Jordi},
  issn         = {0272-5231},
  journal      = {CLINICS IN CHEST MEDICINE},
  keyword      = {EDUCATION-PROGRAM,INFECTION-CONTROL,MECHANICAL VENTILATION,ADVERSE EVENTS,PATIENT SAFETY,LARGE US DATABASE,CRITICALLY-ILL PATIENTS,INTENSIVE-CARE-UNIT,EVIDENCE-BASED GUIDELINES,VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA,Ventilator-associated pneumonia,Prevention,Intensive care unit,Care bundles,Infection control,Safety},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {591--599},
  title        = {Prevention of VAP: is zero rate possible?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccm.2011.05.008},
  volume       = {32},
  year         = {2011},
}

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