Nosocomial pneumonia is the most common pulmonary complication in trauma patients and the leading cause of death in nosocomial infections. A comprehensive review of pneumonia studies is provided. The Centers for Disease Control’s nosocomial pneumonia pathogenesis model is reviewed and was used to guide the selection of risk factors evaluated in this study. The purposes of this research were to identify underlying dimensions (factors) of variables that increase the risk of nosocomial pneumonia and to identify predictors of nosocomial pneumonia in critically ill trauma patients.
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Pathophysiology| May 01 2000
Risk Factors for Nosocomial Pneumonia in Critically Ill Trauma Patients
Janet R. Harris, RN, PhD;
*From Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
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Manjari Joshi, MD;
Patricia Gonce Morton, RN, PhD, ACNP, FAAN;
AACN Adv Crit Care (2000) 11 (2): 198–231.
Janet R. Harris, Manjari Joshi, Patricia Gonce Morton, Karen L. Soeken; Risk Factors for Nosocomial Pneumonia in Critically Ill Trauma Patients. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 2000; 11 (2): 198–231. doi:
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