Efficacy of a pneumonia prevention protocol in the reduction of ventilator-associated pneumonia in trauma patients.

@article{Lansford2007EfficacyOA,
  title={Efficacy of a pneumonia prevention protocol in the reduction of ventilator-associated pneumonia in trauma patients.},
  author={Todd J Lansford and Michael Moncure and Elizabeth F Carlton and Ryan D Endress and Nina Shik and Kahdi Udobi and Carla Braxton and Roy R Danks},
  journal={Surgical infections},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={505-10}
}
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that implementing evidence-based ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) prevention (VAPP) strategies would decrease the incidence of VAP, and that VAP affects patient outcomes. METHODS A prospective study was performed with 331 consecutive ventilated trauma patients in a level one university teaching hospital. The VAPP protocol… CONTINUE READING