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Effect of an education program aimed at reducing the occurrence of ventilator associated pneumonia
Zack J E, Garrison T, Trovillion E, Clinkscale D, Coopersmith C M, Fraser V J, Kollef M H
Publisher or Source:
University of York- the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Type of Media:
Media Originally for:
Critical Care Physicians
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Primary Focus of Media:
Pre-Use of PICS Designation
An educational programme directed toward respiratory care practitioners and intensive care unit (ICU) nurses was considered. The programme consisted of a 10 page self study module on risk factors and practice modifications involved in ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP, inservices at staff meetings, and formal didactic lectures. Each participant was required to take a pre-intervention test before the study module and an identical post-intervention test following completion of the study module. Fact sheets and posters reinforcing the information in the study module were also posted throughout the ICUs and the Department of Respiratory Care Services.
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