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Ventilator Associated Pneumonia for Patients in ICU | Risk Factors

Purpose:

To identify a patient on a ventilator in the intensive care unit (ICU) who is at risk for a pneumonia based on the risk factors of Cook et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

J12, J13, J14, J15, J16, J17, J18

Description:

Cook et al identified risk factors associated with nosocomial pneumonia in adult patients on the ventilator in the intensive care unit (ICU). These can help identify a patient who may require closer monitoring or more aggressive therapy. The authors are from McMaster University, University of Waterloo, and University of Western Ontario in Canada and Hopital Henri Mondor in France.

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