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Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing 2010;3(2):13-22.
Published online December 31, 2010.

인공호흡기 관련 감염관리 교육이 중환자실 간호사의 감염관리 수행도와 폐렴 발생에 미치는 효과
김경수, 이선미
1가톨릭대학교 부천성모병원, 신경외과중환자실
2가톨릭대학교 간호대학
Effects of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) Control Education on ICU Nurses' Infection Control Performance and Incidence of Pneumonia
Kyung-Soo Kim, Sun-Mi Lee
1Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, The Catholic University of Korea Bucheon St. Mary's Hospital
2College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea
This study was intended to examine the effects of educating the Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) control for the nurses working in the intensive care unit (ICU).
The study was conducted using one group pre-post test research design. The education on infection control was provided to 31 nurses working at the medical and surgical ICUs. A comparison was then made in terms of the degree of performing infection control a month before, two weeks after, and three months after the education respectively. The incidences of VAP at the medical and surgical ICUs were compared for 3 months before and after the education.
The average performance scores between before and after the education showed statistically significant differences. Compared to three months before, the incidence of VAP after the education was decreased slightly from 5.48 to 1.88 per 1,000 ventilator days.
It is necessary to continue the VAP education, specifically on infection prevention and control methods and the consistent evaluation of its effects as well as the development of standardized educational program should be approached extensively in further studies.
Key Words: Intensive care unit, Nurses performance evaluation, Ventilator-associated pneumonia
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