VAP


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VAP

(Value Added Process) An executable program in a NetWare 2.x server. Starting with NetWare 3.x, VAPs were replaced by NLMs. See NetWare.

VAP

On drawings, abbr. for “vapor.”
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Although the VAP rates decreased initially, they plateaued at a higher level than the target.
As neuroscience nurses, the prevention of VAP is important to all of our ventilated patients.
Understanding the pathogenesis of VAP is the first step in the formulation of its appropriate preventive and therapeutic strategies.
Of the 116 patients we recorded 59 (52%) cases of VAP; the VAP rate was 67 cases per 1000 ventilator days.
The antimicrobial policy in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU) at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH), Durban, South Africa, is to treat probable VAP empirically but to await microbiological results before treating possible VAP.
Verso added that the sale of VAP is expected to have no impact on the operations of the Androscoggin mill.
Under general anesthesia (as described above), the skin over the VAP was incised to expose the VAP and allow blunt dissection to free it from the surrounding fascia.
believed that ICU nurses can be educated to prevent VAP by decreasing risk factors.
Prior to the January 2013 introduction of the new VAE surveillance algorithm, the NHSN's VAP definitions were based on subjective criteria, such as the interpretation of a chest X-ray.
VAP is considered as one of the most common infections of Intensive care units (ICUs).
Hence, intubation remains the leading cause of VAP resulting in offence of defences (cough reflex) against aspiration collected around the cuff of tube, leading to microbial access to lower respiratory tract.
As the most common nosocomial infection in ICUs, VAP leads to death in 50% of the cases, (10) and increases lung tissue damage, the need for oxygen, and the risk of complications such as empyema, lung abscess, bacteremia, shock, and death.