Guidelines for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults in Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303409
Title:
Guidelines for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults in Ireland
Authors:
SARI Working Group
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)
Issue Date:
Feb-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303409
Item Type:
Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
The Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI) national committee established a working group to produce national guidelines on the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Nominations were invited from relevant professional bodies. Membership of the working group is listed in Appendix 1. The committee first met in January 2009 and agreed terms of reference. A draft document was sent for consultation in June 2010 to a range of professional groups (Appendix 2). Several international evidence-based guidelines for prevention of nosocomial pneumonia have been published (BTS, ATS, Canadian, IDSA/SHEA). The terms of reference of the working group were to review these existing guidelines, update where new evidence was available and produce a single guideline for prevention of VAP in adults for use by Irish healthcare professionals working primarily in the acute care sector. However, most of the recommendations for prevention of VAP are applicable to mechanically ventilated patients based in the community. This document represents the expert opinion of the working group following a literature review and consultative process. It should be acknowledged that no attempt was made to grade the quality of the evidence that was used to develop these recommendations.
Keywords:
INFECTION CONTROL; MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
ISBN:
9780955123689

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSARI Working Groupen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-14T13:57:17Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-14T13:57:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-02-
dc.identifier.isbn9780955123689-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/303409-
dc.descriptionThe Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI) national committee established a working group to produce national guidelines on the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Nominations were invited from relevant professional bodies. Membership of the working group is listed in Appendix 1. The committee first met in January 2009 and agreed terms of reference. A draft document was sent for consultation in June 2010 to a range of professional groups (Appendix 2). Several international evidence-based guidelines for prevention of nosocomial pneumonia have been published (BTS, ATS, Canadian, IDSA/SHEA). The terms of reference of the working group were to review these existing guidelines, update where new evidence was available and produce a single guideline for prevention of VAP in adults for use by Irish healthcare professionals working primarily in the acute care sector. However, most of the recommendations for prevention of VAP are applicable to mechanically ventilated patients based in the community. This document represents the expert opinion of the working group following a literature review and consultative process. It should be acknowledged that no attempt was made to grade the quality of the evidence that was used to develop these recommendations.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)en_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.subjectMEDICAL EQUIPMENTen_GB
dc.titleGuidelines for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeGuidelineen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
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