Effect of two different feeding methods on preventing ventilator associated pneumonia in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU): A randomised controlled study


Duzkaya D. S. , Yildiz S.

AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL CARE, vol.29, no.3, pp.139-145, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aucc.2015.11.001
  • Title of Journal : AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-145
  • Keywords: 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

Abstract

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.