Reducing ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care: Impact of implementing a care bundle

Andrew Conway Morris, Alasdair W Hay, David G Swann, Kirsty Everingham, Corrienne McCulloch, Jane McNulty, Odette Brooks, Ian F Laurenson, Brian Cook, Timothy S Walsh

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Abstract

Ventilator-associated pneumonia is the most common intensive care unit-acquired infection. Although there is widespread consensus that evidenced-based interventions reduce the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia, controversy has surrounded the importance of implementing them as a "bundle" of care. This study aimed to determine the effects of implementing such a bundle while controlling for potential confounding variables seen in similar studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2218-2224
Number of pages7
JournalCritical Care Medicine
Volume39
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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