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What are the risk factors of ventilator associated pneumonia?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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In brief: Ventilator...

Ventilator associated pneumonia occurs when a person has a tube in place that goes into their airway and connects to a ventilator. This allows bacteria to enter the lungs from the outside.
Prevention strategies include good oral hygiene, GERD therapy and getting the tube out as quickly as possible. A chest x-ray can confirm the diagnosis and antibiotics treat it after sputum culture is sent to lab

In brief: Ventilator...

Ventilator associated pneumonia occurs when a person has a tube in place that goes into their airway and connects to a ventilator. This allows bacteria to enter the lungs from the outside.
Prevention strategies include good oral hygiene, GERD therapy and getting the tube out as quickly as possible. A chest x-ray can confirm the diagnosis and antibiotics treat it after sputum culture is sent to lab
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