Factors associated with low adherence to head-of-bed elevation during mechanical ventilation in Chinese intensive care units.

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BACKGROUND Elevating the head of bed (HOB) 30° - 45° has been widely supported as a means of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) prevention. However, it was poorly adhered in clinical practice. This observational study aimed to investigate the factors impeding this simple practice at the bedside. METHODS This prospective study was conducted in 33… (More)

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@article{Liu2013FactorsAW, title={Factors associated with low adherence to head-of-bed elevation during mechanical ventilation in Chinese intensive care units.}, author={Jing-tao Liu and Hai-jing Song and Yu Wang and Yan Kang and Li Jiang and Si-han Lin and Bin Du and P. N. Ma}, journal={Chinese medical journal}, year={2013}, volume={126 5}, pages={834-8} }