SNHP | Senior Nursing Poster Session

Title

Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Presenter Information

Emmitt RichardsonFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

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Dr. Hobbs

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

In the United States of America, hospital-acquired infections are a huge concern to healthcare facilities as well as patients. One of the most common hospital-acquired infections is ventilator-associated pneumonia. This is pneumonia that develops in a patient intubated and ventilated at the time of or within 48 hours before the onset of the event. Ventilator-acquired pneumonia has caused an increase in length of stay, an increase in health care costs, and an increase in mortality. Health care facilities are combating this infection with the implementation of ventilator-associated pneumonia care bundles. These care bundles include things such as raising the head of the bed, daily “sedation vacations” and assessment of readiness to extubate, peptic ulcer disease prophylaxis, and deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis. Overall, these care bundles have shown positive results in reducing the occurrence of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

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Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

In the United States of America, hospital-acquired infections are a huge concern to healthcare facilities as well as patients. One of the most common hospital-acquired infections is ventilator-associated pneumonia. This is pneumonia that develops in a patient intubated and ventilated at the time of or within 48 hours before the onset of the event. Ventilator-acquired pneumonia has caused an increase in length of stay, an increase in health care costs, and an increase in mortality. Health care facilities are combating this infection with the implementation of ventilator-associated pneumonia care bundles. These care bundles include things such as raising the head of the bed, daily “sedation vacations” and assessment of readiness to extubate, peptic ulcer disease prophylaxis, and deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis. Overall, these care bundles have shown positive results in reducing the occurrence of ventilator-associated pneumonia.