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Wessex AHSN shortlisted with our partners for four national Patient Safety Awards
We’re proud to announce that four of our projects have been shortlisted in three categories in next week’s national Patient Safety Awards. The Pati...
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100,000 patients are admitted for ventilation in the UK critical care units each year and 10-20% will go on to develop ventilated associated pneumonia (VAP). Between 3,000 and 6,000 people die from this type of pneumonia every year and prevention would save many lives. Treating VAP costs the NHS between £10,000 – £20,000 per patient and conservative estimates for prevention are savings to the NHS of over £100 million.
The PneuX system from Venner Medical is one example of the technology available. Full details from the manufacturer are here.
A video on VAP, and the use of PneuX is available here.
Collated evidence is available on the right, courtesy of North East and North Cumbria AHSN.
A retrospective review of patients managed with PneuX System
An in-vitro microbiological study comparing eight endotracheal tubes
Incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia using the PneuX System
Performance of the PneuX System - A Bench Study Comparison With 4 Other Cuffs
PneuX for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care
Significant reduction in ventilator-associated pneumonia with the Venner-PneuX System
Implementation toolkit: PneuX