The effect of nurses training on ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) prevention bundle on VAP incidence rate at a critical care unit

Rashad Ismail, Eman Zahran


Most of critically ill patients need mechanical ventilator (MV) which assists or replaces spontaneous breathing. Mechanically ventilated patients are more likely to develop pulmonary infection and ventilated associated pneumonia (VAP). Intubation bypasses the normal airway protective mechanisms and acts as a direct route for bacterial invasion to the airway. VAP has been associated with increased morbidity, longer hospital stay, increased health care costs, and higher mortality rates. Critical care nurse has an important and crucial role in preventing VAP. Evidence indicates that training of critical care nurses about the implementation of VAP Prevention Bundle had a great effect on decreasing the incidence of VAP. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the effect of nurses training on VAP Prevention Bundle on VAP incidence Rate at a Critical Care Unit.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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