Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

EVIDENCE BASED NURSING-USING CHLORHEXIDINE IMPLEMENTATION OF ORAL CARE TO REDUCE THE INCIDENCE VAP ON MECHANICALLY VENTILATED PATIENTS

Author

Yi Chen Huang

Institution

Changhua Christian Hospital

Abstract

Objectives: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (ventilator associated pneumonia; VAP) refers to ventilator therapy in patients with more than 48 hours of concurrent bacterial pneumonia infection. Database Search 5 article, confirmed that in mechanically ventilated patients using Chlorhexidine perform oral care can reduce the incidence of VAP.

Methods: In this study, collected before and after measurements collected inside and outside the intensive care unit respirator patient data, in January 2010 to December 2011, the first measurement method using the original implementation of oral care; measured in the post implementation of oral care with 0.15% chlorhexidinecomparison of the incidence of VAP.

Results: Through the post-test performed with 0.15% chlorhexidine oral care, ventilator- associated pneumonia density (%) from before the implementation of 0.60%, reduced to 0.19%.

Conclusion: This study measured only the following six months, found that 0.15% chlorhexidine to perform oral care can reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, and keep track of, and hopes to enhance the quality of nursing care.