Roadmap to HAP & VAP: Neglecting Oral Care– Discuss prevalence and consequences of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia & Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (HAP & VAP). Describe how the mouths of critically ill patients undergo radical changes to become reservoirs of pathogens.
Identify the means by which poor oral care in the ICU can result in complications including pneumonia.
List recommended oral care interventions and associated evidence-based rationales.
1.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists