Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: An Examination

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VAP: An examination I currently work as a professional health care provider on a team of clinicians at an intensive care unit (ICU). One of the most commonly seen problems that we have to deal with an attempt to prevent is Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP). VAP is one of the most widespread hospital acquired infections and generally transpires two day post-mechanical ventilation, generally as a consequence of microorganisms infiltrating the lower end of the respiratory tract and the lung parenchyma often via an endotracheal tube or tracheostomy (Amanullah, 2011). This truly is a problem that more professional health care providers need to be acutely aware of so that they can engage in more efficient methods of adequately preventing this condition. For many patients, receiving ventilation is not an option; it's a life-saving necessity. However, clinicians need to work harder to lower the rates of corresponding pneumonia associated with ventilation, so that it isn't such a "give-in" or overwhelming risk factor of receiving ventilation. Generally VAP occurs at a rate of just over 20 percent in clients who are put on mechanical ventilation (Augustyn, 2007). Mechanical ventilation bolsters the danger of acquiring pneumonia from a rate of three-fold, tripling it to ten-fold (Augustyn, 2007). These numbers reflect a lack of capability and deficit in high quality of care among members of the clinical staff. While certain hospital borne infections are unavoidable, and while
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