Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 7-23-2017

Document Type

Project

Course Number

NURS 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan

Keywords

VAP, Pneumonia, Mechanical Ventilation, Aspiration

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Many patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are critically-ill. Those are that mechanically ventilated are also at risk for nosocomial infections that can negatively affect the patients health. Oral hygiene care, early mobilization, spontaneous breathing trials, and aspiration precautions are all interventions that many hospitals have incorporated into standard practice to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The importance of these interventions are discussed; along with the pathophysiology of VAP and how healthcare providers can positively impact the millions of patients every year that are affected by nosocomial infections.

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Nursing Commons

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