Interventions by critical care nurses reduce VAP.

  title={Interventions by critical care nurses reduce VAP.},
  author={Glenda Roy},
  volume={18 3},
          28-31; quiz 32-3
Critically ill patients who have been mechanically ventilated longer than 48 hours are at increased risk for developing ventilator-associated pneumonia, a nosocomial infection that is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit. In this article, the care provided by critical care nurses to reduce the risk of this potentially lethal complication is discussed.