practice that puts into consideration the demands of both patients and the nursing professionals. Herein, effective use of oral hygiene care by nurses in mechanically ventilated care helps in reducing the incidences of ventilator-associated pneumonia in a hospital setting. The use of oral care is the high priority for nurses as it helps in controlling VAP in mechanically ventilated patients (Hua, et al., 2016). In this regard, nursing professionals need to understand the need for effective hygiene in controlling VAP infection in patients who are mechanically ventilated. Comparison (C) In this research, a comparison of the nursing problem provides an option of intervention or evidence-based practice to effectively address the issue. Comparison in this study provides an
alternative plan or intervention to the researcher. Herein, this paper will compare the use of proper oral care to mechanically ventilated patients in ICU units compared to the use of unhygienic measures to these patients with the ultimate goal of reducing the incidences of VAP rates. Generally, patients with VAP infections are prone to getting other infections and require proper care and time from nurses in order to recover (Charles, et al., 2014). Herein, the implementation of routine oral hygiene care can drastically reduce the incidences of VAP rates in a hospital setting, particularly in mechanically ventilated patients. Outcome (O) In this study, the outcome of the intervention taken is the reduction in incidences of VAP in mechanically ventilated patients as a result of implementing oral hygiene care in a hospital setting. As outlined by Bouadma et al., (2015), effective oral hygiene care can reduce the of VAP
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- Bacteria, Intensive care medicine, ventilator-associated pneumonia