Effectiveness of a multidimensional approach for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in 11 adult intensive care units from 10 cities of Turkey: findings of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC)

Leblebicioglu H., YALÇIN A. N., Rosenthal V. D., KOKSAL I., Sirmatel F., ÜNAL S., ...More

INFECTION, vol.41, no.2, pp.447-456, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s15010-013-0407-1
  • Journal Name: INFECTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.447-456
  • Keywords: International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium, Health care acquired infection, Ventilator associated pneumonia, Developing countries, Adult intensive care unit, Multidimensional approach, DEVICE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS, BLOOD-STREAM INFECTIONS, PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK, SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACT, DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES, CONTROL PROGRAM, HAND HYGIENE, RATES, HOSPITALS, MORTALITY
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose To evaluate the impact of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) multidimensional approach on the reduction of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in adult patients hospitalized in 11 intensive care units (ICUs), from 10 hospitals, members of the INICC, in 10 cities of Turkey.