VAP control requires ICU "culture change," study says

11/27/2012 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Low-cost interventions plus surveillance reduce rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia in adult ICUs in developing countries, according to research from an international consortium. A focus on hand hygiene, ventilation duration and antiseptic oral care reduced infection rates and lengths of stay. Study authors wrote in Critical Care Medicine that VAP control "requires a culture change involving the entire ICU team."

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