Articles  |   August 2015
ACE Question
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Articles   |   August 2015
ACE Question
ASA Monitor 08 2015, Vol.79, 48.
ASA Monitor 08 2015, Vol.79, 48.
A 52-year-old man is intubated and ventilated in the intensive care unit after repair of a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. Which of the following will most effectively decrease his risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia?
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a parenchymal lung infection manifesting more than 48 hours after initiation of mechanical ventilation. It occurs in 10-25 percent of patients intubated for longer than 48 hours and is one of the most commonly acquired infections in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Prevention of VAP has been a focus of quality initiatives in the ICU. Mechanisms of VAP include:
Methods to decrease the risk of VAP include:
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