VAP stands for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.
It’s a universal ICU problem which threatens the life of millions around the world. This type of pneumonia is a fatal infection in the ICU. Nurses find it difficult to deliver oral hygiene, especially when the patient is on a ventilator. VAP creates a $6.5 billion annual healthcare burden, and this is shifted to medical centers, and the costs are approximately $40,000 per VAP case.
We pay a lot of money for things that don’t work.Virginia Prendergast, PhD – Barrow Neurological Institute