The efficacy of oral subglottic secretion suctioning to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia
Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a nosocomial infection that is acquired in critically ill patients 48 hours or more after intubation. Many interventions have been studied to reduce or prevent patients from acquiring VAP. This integrated literature review examines empirical evidence related to suctioning techniques that reduce or prevent the acquisition of VAP. Oral and subglottic secretion suctioning were examined in depth. It is concluded that the intervention of oral and subglottic secretion suctioning was shown to reduce the incidence of VAP in adult patients.
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Sole, Mary Lou
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Nursing
Dissertations, Academic -- Nursing;Nursing -- Dissertations, Academic
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Degennaro, Joyce, "The efficacy of oral subglottic secretion suctioning to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia" (2009). HIM 1990-2015. 874.