Article Abstract

Bundle of care decreased ventilator-associated events—implications for ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention

Authors: Mathilde Neuville, Bruno Mourvillier, Lila Bouadma, Jean-François Timsit

Abstract

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a major complication of mechanical ventilation and a recognized marker of quality of care in an intensive care unit (ICU) (1). Prevention of VAP with the bundle approach seems to be effective in decreasing VAP rate (2,3), despite the absence of controlled trials.