AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL CARE, vol.29, no.3, pp.139-145, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL CARE
Critical care nursing, Paediatrics, Intensive care, Nutrition, Ventilator-associated pneumonia, RECEIVING MECHANICAL VENTILATION, CRITICALLY-ILL CHILDREN, RISK-FACTORS, ENDOTRACHEAL-TUBES, CONTROLLED-TRIAL, SURVEILLANCE, INFECTIONS, INTERVENTIONS, DIAGNOSIS, OUTCOMES
Background: For infants and children who require intubation in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a significant cause of secondary morbidity and mortality linked with extended use of intubation. Nurses are primarily responsible for the prevention of VAP and there are a number of procedures that contribute towards this end. Although enteral nutrition has been reported to be effective in the prevention of VAP, this remains controversial.