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ConclusionThe purpose of this paper is to reflect on an issue that I have noticed in my nursing practice, the significance of this issue, a preliminary PICO question, and the keywords utilized in the literature search based on the PICO question. To date, no standard criteria have been established for the diagnosis of Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), which is a preventable health problem. Therefore it is the responsibility of healthcare professionals, such as physicians, advanced care practitioners, and nurse to pinpoint appropriate interventions that assist in the prevention of VAP by using evidence-based research.ReferencesAcademic Guides: Keyword Searching: Finding Articles on Your Topic: Boolean. (n.d) Retrieved August 31, 2017, from Gupta, A., Singh, T., and Saxsena A. (2016). "Role of oral care to prevent VAP in
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VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA 9Part Two of Course Project: Literature Review On Mouth Care To Reduce Ventilator-AssociatedPneumonia Kharen I. Dreyfus
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Nursing, Evidence-based medicine, Intensive care medicine, ventilator-associated pneumonia