Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: Causes and Prevention

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Essay #: 062368
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This paper is a review of the cause and prevention of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP), an avoidable disease that unnecessarily costs both lives and money. It discusses the causes of VAP, the type of patient who is most susceptible, and how it is diagnosed. It points out that VAP, a frequently deadly disease, is a constant risk if it is necessary for a patient to rely on mechanically assisted ventilation, but a number of techniques, some very simple and all proven to be cost-effective, can greatly reduce the risk. These include greater attention to hand-washing and patients' oral hygiene, investment in modern ventilation equipment, and the adoption of a team approach to treatment. The conclusion was that the prevention of VAP...
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