Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia: Use of the care bundle approach.


Alcan A. O. , Korkmaz F. , UYAR M.

American journal of infection control, vol.44, no.10, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.04.237
  • Title of Journal : American journal of infection control

Abstract

Background: The ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) care bundle consists of evidence-based practices to improve the outcomes of patients receiving mechanical ventilatory therapy. This study aimed to investigate the implementation of the care bundle on VAP rates in this quasiexperimental study.