The most common nosocomial (hospital acquired) infection is Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP). VAP increases morbidity and mortality rates. 8-28% of critical care patients develop VAP. VAP also increases the length of a hospital stay and adds $20,000-40,000 to the cost. Insurance companies will not cover this cost. The purpose of this study is to determine the best method to reduce the occurrence of VAP.
Warner, Ashley and Dennis, Becky, "Preventing Ventilator Associated Pneumonia" (2012). Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session. 27.
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