Running head: VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA1Ventilator-Associated PneumoniaFirst Second NameInstitutional Affiliation
VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA2Ventilator-Associated PneumoniaEvidence-Based InterventionsOne of the most effective evidence-based interventions for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the 'pneumonia zero' project. The project was designed as anationwide multimodal intervention that relied on simultaneously implementing evidence-basedbundle measures to reduce VAT events among critically ill patients (Álvarez-Lerma et al., 2018).The intervention consisted of ten renowned VAP prevention measures, three of which werehighly recommended, while seven were mandatory. The results demonstrated a significantreduction in the incidence rate by 50% when implemented in a Spanish Intensive Care Unit(ICU) setting.Other research-based interventions to prevent VAP were reported in Keyt, Faverio, andRestrepo (2014). While a multi-disciplinary approach towards preventing VAP is advisable,
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Intensive care medicine,ventilator-associated pneumonia