Oral Care as A Subject of Patient Safety in Neurosurgical Intensive Care Units


Pallos A., Sendir M.

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE JOURNAL OF NURSING-FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE HEMSIRELIK DERGISI, vol.20, no.3, pp.233-238, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE JOURNAL OF NURSING-FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE HEMSIRELIK DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-238

Abstract

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a nosocomial infection that is frequently seen in the intubated patients receiving mechanical ventilation support in intensive care units, and that can develop within 48 hours following intubation. VAP takes a distinct part among the nosocomial infections due to high mortality and morbidity rate, increase of the number of days on which mechanical ventilation support is received for maintenance of the respiratory activity and of the length of hospital stay, raise in healthcare expenses, and the labor loss caused by it. VAP is one of the most common nosocomial infections in intensive care unit and 47% of all nosocomial infections.