Oral care with 0.12% chlorhexidine for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill children: randomised, controlled and double blind trial.

Abstract

PURPOSE To test the effectiveness of oral care with 0.12% chlorhexidine in decreasing ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill children. METHODS Prospective, randomised, controlled, double-blind clinical trial performed in a paediatric critical care unit at a university hospital. The sample was composed of 96 mechanically ventilated children… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.06.005

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