The impact of abdominal massage administered to intubated and enterally fed patients on the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia: A randomized controlled study


Kahraman B. B. , ÖZDEMİR L.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, cilt.52, ss.519-524, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 52 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.11.001
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.519-524

Özet

Background: Enteral nutrition is one of the major risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia. Abdominal massage is assumed to prevent the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia by reducing residual gastric volume.