Senior Nursing Poster Session (Virtual)

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

2nd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

2nd Student Major

Nursing

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Jessica Nabor

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia is a serious infection in the lungs that affects individuals who are being mechanically ventilated. These patients, who are already critically ill, have decreased defense mechanisms that allow pathogens such as bacteria to invade the sterile respiratory tract (Cooper, 2021). Many of the risk factors for the development of VAP may be preventable, and it is up to the ICU nurses, who care for these mechanically ventilated patients, to play a role in the implementation of certain guidelines and/or bundles that may help with the prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia ( Aysegul et al., 2020). Although ventilator associated pneumonia may never be 100% prevented, the existing prevention guidelines are the best available resources to improve outcomes for ventilated patients. In our presentation, we elaborated on the most common prevention guidelines used in practice today.

Location

Virtual/Online

Start Date

November 2021

End Date

November 2021

Fall Scholars Week 2021 Event

Senior Nursing Poster Session

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Nov 15th, 12:00 AM Nov 16th, 12:00 AM

Preventing Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Virtual/Online

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia is a serious infection in the lungs that affects individuals who are being mechanically ventilated. These patients, who are already critically ill, have decreased defense mechanisms that allow pathogens such as bacteria to invade the sterile respiratory tract (Cooper, 2021). Many of the risk factors for the development of VAP may be preventable, and it is up to the ICU nurses, who care for these mechanically ventilated patients, to play a role in the implementation of certain guidelines and/or bundles that may help with the prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia ( Aysegul et al., 2020). Although ventilator associated pneumonia may never be 100% prevented, the existing prevention guidelines are the best available resources to improve outcomes for ventilated patients. In our presentation, we elaborated on the most common prevention guidelines used in practice today.

 

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