Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) Care bundle
Clinicians from across the WYCCODN have developed and agreed the content of the VAP Care Bundle which can be found below:
Some of the facts.....
- VAP is estimated to occur in 9-27 % of all mechanically ventilated patients, with the highest risk being early in the course of hospitalization
- Studies have placed the attributable mortality for VAP at between 33-50 %, but this rate is variable and relies heavily on the underlying medical illness
- VAP is the second most common nosocomial infection in the intensive care unit and the most common in mechanically ventilated patients
- VAP increases length of ICU stay by 28%