Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2012 Mar-Apr;31(2):102-17. doi: 10.1097/DCC.0b013e3182445ff3.

Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia through aspiration of subglottic secretions: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Author information

1
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, USA. Reneeleasure@yahoo.com

Abstract

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a subset of hospital-acquired pneumonias and is a serious, sometimes fatal, complication in patients who need mechanical ventilation. In addition, pay-for-performance initiative has placed increased emphasis on preventing nosocomial infections including VAP. Facilities may not be reimbursed for costs associated with prevalence infections. This article presents a review and meta-analysis of the prevention of VAP through the aspiration of subglottic secretion.

PMID:
22333720
DOI:
10.1097/DCC.0b013e3182445ff3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wolters Kluwer
Loading ...
Support Center