Journal of Nursing

Talking about Prevention and Control Nursing of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Zhen Liu


Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) refers to the infection of lung parenchyma in patients undergoing endotracheal intubation or tracheotomy after receiving mechanical ventilation for 48 h, which is the most common complication of patients undergoing mechanical ventilation and has a high mortality rate (21.2%-43.2%). At present, the main measures to prevent and control VAP are to strictly implement hand hygiene, strengthen oral care, raise the bedside, effectively remove secretions from the airbag, implement airbag management and ventilator circuit management, carry out enteral nutrition and cluster intervention strategies according to the actual situation of hospitals. This article reviews the characteristics, diagnosis, prevention and control of VAP, aiming to provide reference for better prevention and control of VAP.


Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia; VAP; Prevention; Control; Nursing

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Zhang L, Cai L, Cai X, et al. Effect of comprehensive airway intervention on prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in children with respiratory failure. Medical Innovation of China 2020; 17(25):161–165.



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