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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Efficacy Of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse In Reducing The Occurrence Of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia In Intensive Care Units At KMCH Coimbatore.

A Yuvaraj, K Balasubramanian, K Muthusamy

Keywords : Chlorhexidine Gluconate & Intensive Care Units,Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Citation Information : Yuvaraj A, Balasubramanian K, Muthusamy K. Efficacy Of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse In Reducing The Occurrence Of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia In Intensive Care Units At KMCH Coimbatore.. 2016; 9 (3):39-42.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-3-39

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse with Povidine Iodine oral rinse in reducing the occurrence of ventilator associated pneumonia. Methods: The investigator used Randomized Control Trial design and Non probability convenient sampling Technique. Result: The data was analyzed with the independent ‘t’ test in that there was a significant reduction in the occurrence of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia among patients in intervention group than the control group (P < 0.01). Conclusions: the result implied that the chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse is effective in reducing the occurrence of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia among intubated patients than conventional group.


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