Outcomes of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) Prevention by Developed VAP Bundle Care

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Nataya Kamsawang Panya Tuandoung Kanjana Atthachit Sarai Boonsan

Abstract

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the important problem of hospital-acquired infection
that cause the higher length of stay, cost and mortality rate. This action research had aimed to study
the prevention of VAP by VAP bundle care that the researchers had developed, WHAPS. The results
showed that VAP rate was decreased from 11.8 to 4.0 time per 1,000 ventilator days (p = 0.005).
Nurses followed the WHAPS protocol 94.0% and their opinions towards developing VAP Bundle Care
in overall were at the highest level.


 

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Nataya Kamsawang

Medical Intensive Care Unit 1, Department of Nursing, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital, 65000

Panya Tuandoung

Medical Intensive Care Unit 1, Department of Nursing, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital, 65000

Kanjana Atthachit

Medical Intensive Care Unit 1, Department of Nursing, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital, 65000

Sarai Boonsan

Medical Intensive Care Unit 1, Department of Nursing, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital, 65000