Clinical Practice Summary- Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Health care protocol. Therefore, there is a need to create health care protocols to help curb the spread of the disease.
The scope of this document is on the ventilator-associated pneumonia together with other complications like stress ulcers, venous thromboembolism among patients on ventilators. The purpose of this clinical practice guideline is to come up with ways of preventing, managing and monitoring the risk assessment of the ventilator-associated pneumonia. The main objective of the guideline is to ensure that the prevalence of pneumonia in ventilated patients reduces (Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), 2011). The guideline dedicates its services in the use of a bundle for patients in intensive care. However, the admission orders are restricted in the protocol even for patients outside the ventilator management. The populations in the clinical practice are the patients already on ventilators in intensive. The adult patients in intensive care especially those on the ventilators are the major beneficiaries of the services in the guideline. The major consumers or the anticipated users will include the nurses with advanced knowledge in the field, linked health personnel, the paramedics, stakeholders providing health care solutions, hospitals, care organizations, nurses, physicians and respiratory care specialists (Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), 2011).
Various clinical specialists from the different professions were present during the implementation of the guideline. It involved professions like physicians, nurses, pharmacists and any other professional from the healthcare industry and at least one staff implementer from Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) (Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), 2011). Among the physicians, one got selected as the leader and if there is a profession not represented, other members from selected medical groups and hospital are chosen to be part of the team.