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ICU Management

Prevention and Treatment of VAP: Cochrane Reviews

2016 08 Nov

Two recent Cochrane reviews have evaluated the evidence on oral hygiene care to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (CAP) and antibiotics to treat it. Recommendations can be made on oral hygiene, but insufficient evidence exists for antibiotics.  See Also: Seven Days Antibiotics OK for HAP/ VAP, New GuidelinesOral HygieneIn the review by Hua and... Read more

ICU Management

Oral Health in the ICU Needs Attention

2014 27 May

Oral health is often of lesser concern in the ICU, according to Dr. Cindy Munro, who gave a  presentation recently at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses 2014 National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition. Dr. Munro has focused on oral health in her research, and says in an interview with Medscape Medical News that good mouth... Read more

ICU Management

Oral Hygiene Paramount in Fight Against VAP

2014 24 Feb

Oral hygiene has become a standard procedure in the fight against ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in today’s hospitals. Intersurgical is introducing an extended range of oral care products to meet the increasing diversified needs of the practitioners. OroCare Aspire is a new toothbrush with suction-only properties. This brush closes the gap between... Read more


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