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Table 4 VAP prevention: measurements, as reported by ICU doctors

From: Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units: an international online survey

Measurements Weighted estimates for Europe (respondents from 16 countries with >=10 replies) Other respondents (61 countries)
N=1281 N=449
%* 95% CI N % 95% CI
Measurement of compliance at least once a year        
Hand hygiene recommendations 57 54 60 265 60 54 64
Systematic daily interruption of sedation and weaning protocol 28 24 33 102 23 19 27
Oral care with chlorhexidine 27 23 30 126 28 24 32
“In my ICU, there is a written definition of VAP for data collection” 50 47 54 286 64 59 68
YES- European guidelines 26 23 29 37 8 6 11
YES- CDC guidelines 12 10 15 206 46 41 51
“In my ICU, we count and record, routinely…” (% saying “yes”)        
VAP 55 51 58 287 64 59 68
Intubation-days 81 78 84 364 81 74 85
Intubated patients 90 88 92 367 82 78 85
Please provide, if possible, the following data for your ICU - for part or all 2011 (% providing data)        
VAP/ 1000 ventilation-days 20 17 22 113 25 21 29
Mean duration of intubation for intubated patients (days) 27 25 30 148 33 29 37
Proportion of intubated patients 38 35 41 178 40 35 44
“Clinical staff in my ICU is aware of VAP-related measures, and their trends” (% agree strongly / agree) 53 50 56 298 66 62 71
  1. * Absolute numbers are not reported because percentages are weighted estimates.
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