A targeted educational intervention to reduce ventilator-associated complications

Eric P. Nolley, Sergio E. Trevino, Hilary M. Babcock, Marin H. Kollef

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Abstract

The optimal approach for the prevention of ventilator-associated complications (VACs) is currently unknown. A retrospective pre–post intervention analysis was conducted to assess a multifaceted educational intervention targeting the most common causes for VACs and VAC risk factors. Results indicated that the addition of this intervention to existing infection control and treatment protocols did not demonstrate a decrease in VAC occurrence or duration of mechanical ventilation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1406-1407
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume44
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Education
  • Outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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