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Running head: VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA 1 Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia First Second Name Institutional Affiliation
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VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA 2 Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Evidence-Based Interventions One of the most effective evidence-based interventions for preventing ventilator- associated pneumonia (VAP) is the 'pneumonia zero' project. The project was designed as a nationwide multimodal intervention that relied on simultaneously implementing evidence-based bundle 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 were highly recommended, while seven were mandatory. The results demonstrated a significant reduction 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, and Restrepo (2014). While a multi-disciplinary approach towards preventing VAP is advisable,
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