Middlemore Hospital – a metropolitan tertiary hospital Critical Care Complex (CCC)
- 12 bedded Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
- 6 bedded High Dependency Unit (HDU)
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is a common ICU acquired infection.
- Associated with increased mortality & length of stay.
- Costs up to 40,000 US dollars.
- Can be prevented by implementing simple, inexpensive measures.