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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182783
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Preventing VAP in the ICU
Author(s):
Dame, Mindy
Author Details:
Mindy Dame, RN, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, Vermont, USA, email: bevm@phin.org
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a serious condition that is a major complication for a patient who is on the ventilator. Vap is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the ICU. VAP can increase the patient's length of stay and cost an additional $20,000 - $40,000 per time of infection. Our ICU were concerned with these facts. Our average was consistently above the national benchmark of 5.3 infections per 1000 vent days. A vent bundle was developed and used in the ICU. We incorporated oral care protocols, the head of the bed to be elevated 30 to 45 degrees. DVT and PUD protocols, sedation was according to the patient being able to follow commands, daily weaning and glycemic control. Education was the next step. To ensure these were incorporated into everyone's practice, reminder cards were developed that were placed in the patient's charts and rooms. Red tape was placed on the bedside columns indicating the elevation of the head, mouth care was emphasized and oral care packets are in all rooms. Ventilator orders were amended to incorporate these practices. The staff attended a skills fair that had a station specific to VAP. We came together as a unit and made these changes to our practice. This work paid off, we are now below the national benchmark at 2 infections per 1000 vent days. Reference: American Association of Critical Care Nurses. (2004). Practice alert on ventilator associated pneumonia. Retrieved from www.aacn.org CDC Guidelines for preventing Health-Care Associated Pneumonia. (2003). MMWR Recommendations and Reports.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePreventing VAP in the ICUen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDame, Mindyen_US
dc.author.detailsMindy Dame, RN, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, Vermont, USA, email: bevm@phin.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182783-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a serious condition that is a major complication for a patient who is on the ventilator. Vap is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the ICU. VAP can increase the patient's length of stay and cost an additional $20,000 - $40,000 per time of infection. Our ICU were concerned with these facts. Our average was consistently above the national benchmark of 5.3 infections per 1000 vent days. A vent bundle was developed and used in the ICU. We incorporated oral care protocols, the head of the bed to be elevated 30 to 45 degrees. DVT and PUD protocols, sedation was according to the patient being able to follow commands, daily weaning and glycemic control. Education was the next step. To ensure these were incorporated into everyone's practice, reminder cards were developed that were placed in the patient's charts and rooms. Red tape was placed on the bedside columns indicating the elevation of the head, mouth care was emphasized and oral care packets are in all rooms. Ventilator orders were amended to incorporate these practices. The staff attended a skills fair that had a station specific to VAP. We came together as a unit and made these changes to our practice. This work paid off, we are now below the national benchmark at 2 infections per 1000 vent days. Reference: American Association of Critical Care Nurses. (2004). Practice alert on ventilator associated pneumonia. Retrieved from www.aacn.org CDC Guidelines for preventing Health-Care Associated Pneumonia. (2003). MMWR Recommendations and Reports.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:39:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:39:54Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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