A multifaceted program to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia: impact on compliance with preventive measures.

@article{Bouadma2010AMP,
  title={A multifaceted program to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia: impact on compliance with preventive measures.},
  author={Lila Bouadma and Bruno H Mourvillier and V{\'e}ronique Deiler and Bertrand Le Corre and Isabelle Lolom and Bernard R{\'e}gnier and Michel Wolff and J F Lucet},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={789-96}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of a 2-yr multifaceted program aimed at preventing ventilator-acquired pneumonia on compliance with eight targeted preventive measures. DESIGN Pre- and postintervention observational study. SETTING A 20-bed medical intensive care unit in a teaching hospital. PATIENTS A total of 1649 ventilator-days were observed. INTERVENTIONS The program involved all healthcare workers and included a multidisciplinary task force, an educational session, direct… CONTINUE READING
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