Respiratory Health

VAP Protection. Proven Solutions.

While tremendous strides have been made in infection prevention, Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia remains an ongoing threat.

For over 25 years, we've been working with critical care clinicians in developing KIMVENT* VAP Solutions, a wide range of products, education and compliance programs designed to facilitate delivery of consistent and comprehensive clinical care, "Best Practices" that Help You Protect Your Patients From VAP.

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Closed Suction Systems

A New Standard in Clean

Endotracheal Tubes

Revolutionary Cuff Technology

Sampling Catheters

A More Accurate Diagnosis. Delivered

Oral Care Solutions

Enhancing Oral Care Compliance

 
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Accredited Study Guide. <i>Oral Care is Critical Care: The Role of Oral Care in the Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia.</i>

Accredited Study Guide. Oral Care is Critical Care: The Role of Oral Care in the Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia.

An Accredited Independent Study Guide, written and published by KIMBERLY-CLARK* Knowledge Network Health Care Education
BAL CATH* In-Service Presentation: A Non-Bronchoscopic Alveolar Lavage Procedure

BAL CATH* In-Service Presentation: A Non-Bronchoscopic Alveolar Lavage Procedure

A powerpoint presentation on how to conduct a non-bronchoscopic alveolar lavage procedure using the Kimberly-Clark BAL-CATH* Sampling Catheter
Benchtop Study: Pressure and Flow Dynamics of the Closed Suction System Using Simulated Mucus

Benchtop Study: Pressure and Flow Dynamics of the Closed Suction System Using Simulated Mucus

Conducted to measure flow and pressures at the catheter tip while suctioning simulated mucus, results revealed that both flow and pressures are reduced at the catheter tip.
CDC Guidelines for Preventing HealthCare Associated Pneumonia

CDC Guidelines for Preventing HealthCare Associated Pneumonia

The latest CDC guidelines designed to reduce the incidence of health-care-associated pneumonia
CDC Guidelines: Criteria for Defining Nosocomial Pneumonia, 2005

CDC Guidelines: Criteria for Defining Nosocomial Pneumonia, 2005

A standard operating procedure to manage trauma patients, based on evidence-based data and guidelines for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of VAP.
Clinical and Epidemiological Study: <i>Colonization of Suction Catheters.</i> Freytag CC, et al., 2003, <i>Infection.</i> 2003. Vol. 31, No. 1 © URBAN &amp;amp; VOGEL

Clinical and Epidemiological Study: Colonization of Suction Catheters. Freytag CC, et al., 2003, Infection. 2003. Vol. 31, No. 1 © URBAN &amp; VOGEL

Clinical study concludes that application for 72 hours significantly enhanced the microbial growth on the CISC tips and on the adjacent catheter segment.
Clinical Article: Overblown Cuffs Common During Surgery. <i>Anesthesiology News.</i> ISSUE: 10/2009 | VOLUME: 35:10

Clinical Article: Overblown Cuffs Common During Surgery. Anesthesiology News. ISSUE: 10/2009 | VOLUME: 35:10

Emphasizes importance of routine monitoring of endotracheal tube cuff pressures.
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Airway Clearance: Optimize Outcomes, Reduce Risks

This course reviews open and closed suction techniques and their advantages and disadvantages, identifies associated patient risks, discusses the unique needs of high risk patients, describes the potential for...
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  • Nurses 1.0 CH
  • Respiratory Therapists 1.0 CRCE (AARC)
  • IACET 0.1 CEU (1.0 CH)

How New Technologies and Practices Will Impact Patient Safety

An overview of new information technologies designed to improve patient safety and increase operational efficiencies.
Accredited for:
  • Nurses 1.0 CH
  • Respiratory Therapists 1.0 CRCE (AARC) * No RT credit for Online
  • IACET 0.1 CEU (1.0 CH)

Microaspiration and the Risk of VAP: Endotracheal Tube Considerations

An overview of the role of microaspiration oropharngeal and gastroesophageal secretions in contributing to ventilator associated pneumonia and strategies for prevention and management.
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  • Nurses 1.0 CH
  • Respiratory Therapists 1.0 CRCE (AARC)
  • IACET 0.1 CEU (1.0 CH)

Roadmap to HAP and VAP: Neglecting Oral Care

In this course we discuss the relevant alterations in oral physiology, phases of biofilm formation, means of pathogen colonization and the mechanisms of their aspiration, together with recognized oral care...
Accredited for:
  • Nurses 1.0 CH
  • Respiratory Therapists 1.0 CRCE (AARC)
  • IACET 0.1 CEU (1.0 CH)

Strategies for the Diagnosis of VAP with Expanded Description of Blind Bronchoalveolar Lavage (Mini-BAL) Methods

A discussion of methods for diagnosis of VAP, including the mini-BAL method.
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  • Respiratory Therapists 1.5 CRCE (AARC)

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Reducing the Risk

A discussion of the epidemiology and microbiology of ventilator-associated pneumonia.
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  • Nurses 1.0 CH
  • Respiratory Therapists 1.0 CRCE (AARC)
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