from Rosenthal et al. 2011
published in Am J Infect Control 40: 497-501
DOI 10.1016/j.ajic.2011.08.005

Effectiveness of a multidimensional approach to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia in pediatric intensive care units of 5 developing countries: International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium findings

Optimized processes and interventions can lead to a reduction of specific HAIs (e.g. urinary tract infections)

The implementation of a multidimensional program significantly reduced the ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) rate in PICUs in developing countries. VAP rate decreased from 11.7/1,000 mechanical ventilator-days at baseline to 8.1/1,000 mechanical ventilator-days during the intervention period, resulting in a 31 % reduction in VAP rate.