Pogorzelska M, Stone PW, Furuya EY, Perencevich EN, Larson EL, Goldmann D, Dick A. Impact of the ventilator bundle on ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care unit. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2011 Oct;23(5):538-44. Epub 2011 Aug 4.
This article examines the adoption of the ventilator bundle elements to prevent adverse events in ventilated patients (including ventilator-associated pneumonia, or VAP); the effectiveness of individual elements and setting characteristics in reducing VAP; the effectiveness of two infection-specific elements on reducing VAP; and the crossover effects of complying with VAP elements on central line-associated bloodstream infections.
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