A Clinical Study On Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Research Article
Shyam Kumar Kotni., Nagarjuna Balla, and Swarna latha Devi G
APACHE III Score, Mechanical ventilation, Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) remains to be the commonest cause of hospital morbidity and mortality in spite of advances in diagnostic techniques and management. Aims And Objectives:This study aims to find out the various risk factors and the common microbial flora associated with VAP. Materials and Methods: All patients requiring mechanical ventilation for more than 48hrs after fulfilling criteria are taken in to the study. It evaluates the use of APACHEIII scores for prognostication. Results: The significant risk factors for development of VAP were prolonged ventilation, high APACHE 3 scores on admission, presence of co morbid condition like diabetes, stroke, renal diseases