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Intensive care units' prevention of pneumonia in critically-ill patients generally strong
Date:5/20/2008

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada -- Mayo Clinic researchers found that the frequency with which critically-ill patients developed ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is approximately the same at a multidisciplinary medical center such as Mayo Clinic compared to the average VAP-risk rate for 211 hospitals in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). This is good news for patients because it suggests that care levels are generally strong across the U.S. in intensive care units, which is where the sickest patients -- many of them elderly -- are treated. This is true despite variety in levels of care offered by individual hospitals.

The study also is helpful because it identified the fact that the VAP-risk rate for patients in a specific kind of intensive care unit, the trauma intensive care unit (TICU), was lower at Mayo Clinic, as compared to the NHSN average. This kind of finding is what the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) intended when it made the NHSN data available in a June 2007 report. In that report, CDC analysts instructed hospitals to use the data to guide local prevention strategies and other quality improvement efforts aimed at reducing infection rates. The Mayo group presented its findings this week at the American Thoracic Societys 2008 International Conference in Toronto. The data showed that the Mayo Clinic risk rate for VAP in intensive care units (ICU) for trauma patients averaged 3.4 per 1,000 days of mechanical ventilation. This compares to the VAP average of 10.2 per 1,000 days in trauma ICUs participating in the NHSN.

The reason for this variation is not known, and the difference needs to be validated through further study. But these preliminary results identify a need for improvement to lower the 10.2 risk rate.

Significance of the Mayo Clinic Research

The topic is an important one to study because developing VAP is a potential risk for all critically-ill patients who must be
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Contact: Traci Klein
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Mayo Clinic
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