Focus on…Infection Prevention

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

Author: Emily Boltey, BSN, RN; Olga Yakusheva, PhD; and Deena Kelly Costa, PhD, RN

Key takeways

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a healthcare associated infection that can complicate care of mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit.
These nurse-led evidence-based practices can reduce VAP risk: reduce exposure to mechanical ventilation, provide excellent oral care and subglottic suctioning, promote early mobility, and . . .