Patient transport from intensive care increases the risk of developing ventilator-associated pneumonia.

@article{Kollef1997PatientTF,
  title={Patient transport from intensive care increases the risk of developing ventilator-associated pneumonia.},
  author={Marin H Kollef and Benjamin C Von Harz and Donna M Prentice and Steven D Shapiro and Paula Silver and Robert E St John and Ellen Trovillion},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1997},
  volume={112 3},
  pages={765-73}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether patient transport out of the ICU is associated with an increased risk of developing ventilator-associated pneumonia. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING ICUs of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a university-affiliated teaching hospital. PATIENTS Five hundred twenty-one ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation for > 12 h. INTERVENTION Prospective patient surveillance and data collection. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS The primary outcome measure was the… CONTINUE READING

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