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Oral Care to Prevent VAP - Society of Critical Care Medicine

It was Established in 1970 by intensivist from anesthesiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, and surgery, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the single professional organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of multidisciplinary, multiprofessional precarious care through excellence in patient care, education, research, and critical care evolved from an antique recognition that the needs of patients with acute, life-threatening illness or injury could be better treated if they were grouped into specific regions of the hospital. Nurses have long acknowledged that very sick patients receive more thoughtfulness if they are located near the nursing The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest non-profit medical organization dedicated to promoting distinction and consistency in the practice of critical care. With members in more than 100 countries, SCCM is the only organization that denotes all professional components of the critical care team. The Society offers a variety of activities that ensures excellence in patient care, education, research and advocacy.  The study has aimed to evaluate nurse’s opinions on oral hygiene in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. The role of oral hygiene in maintaining the health and wellbeing of mechanically examined patients in intensive care is evident. Patients in intensive care have convoluted needs and poor oral hygiene may result in nosocomial- acquired infections such as pneumonia. Nevertheless, the importance of mouth care is not often replicated in ICU literature and practice (Prendergast et al. 2009). Evidence shows that patients can converted colonised with pathogenic bacteria within forty-eighty hours of admission to intensive care unit. The oral cavity and its components specifically dental plaque are perfect media in which bacteria can colonise (Prendergast et al. 2009). In addition, aspiration of orapharyngeal exudations is an independent risk factor for ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) and is recognised as being a major cause of the achievement of nosocomial infection in the ICU (Berry et al. 2007). However, some patients have oral health problems before admission to intensive care unit. VAP is defined as pneumonia that develops in an intubated patient after forty-eight hours or more of mechanical ventilation (Kishmoto and Urade 2010). VAP is the second most common nosocomial infection, but it is the leading cause of death in ventilated ICU patients.

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There are numerous Critical Care Societies worldwide, both national and international. However, ESP stands out to be one of the most renowned societies both in Europe or worldwide.  Some of these societies are working on specific topics such as Antibiotic Resistance, Clostridium difficile Infection, Critical Care Nursing, Ebola, Hospital Medicine etc. Some of the Critical Care Societies in different parts of the world are as follows:

American  Critical Care  Societies : USA is considered the centre of research. There are several societies working on different field, out of which almost 106 USA  Critical Care  Societies and associations are present.  These societies and association are located in Texas, Maryland, South Dakota and Florida.

European  Critical Care  Societies : More than 79  Critical Care  Societies in Europe which provides safe and comprehensive care from a board-certified, specialty-trained Physicians in the most comfortable environment possible. Majority of these European  Critical Care  Societies and Associations are located in Spain, Croatia, Austria and Russia.


Asia-Pacific  Critical Care  Societies :  There are almost 84 Asian  Critical Care  Societies works in the field of  Critical Care  across the Asia-Pacific region. These associations are situated mostly in Korea, India, Malaysia and China. These societies were established in different time periods by eminent Physicians working in this field.

Middle East  Critical Care  Societies : In Middle East almost 75  Critical Care  Associations are present. These societies are organizing annual and biannual  Critical Care  Annual Conferences in United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Turkey.  Critical Care  Societies in Middle East provides excellent, evidence-base care for each patient, while advancing  Critical  Care for tomorrow.

 Critical Care  Societies Conferences : There are almost 79  Critical Care  Meetings and conferences which are scheduled by these societies for the year 2016 and 2017 in different parts of the globe. These international  Critical Care  Conferences and  Critical Care  Annual Meetings are intended to bring together all the recent researches, innovations and findings in a global platform.