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Types of data

Types of data

Types of data

Types of data

The purpose of most studies is to collect data to obtain information about a particular area of research.collecting data (Data Aggregation ) and proper study and understanding the data trending and analyzing it will enable the decision maker to implement the proper actions any data comprise observations on one or more variables; any quantity that varies is termed a variable. For example, we may collect basic clinical and demographic information on patients with a particular illness. The variables of interest may include the sex, age and height of the patients. Our data are usually obtained from a sample of individuals that represent the population of interest. Our purpose is to condense these data in a meaningful way and extract useful information from them. Statistics encompasses the methods of aggregating , summarizing, analyzing end up be conclusions from the data:

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Posted by admin - March 31, 2013 at 8:08 pm

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Surveillance of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia

Surveillance of Nosocomial Pneumonia

 

Surveillance of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia

Surveillance of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia

HAP considered the second most common health care associated infection accounting around 15-20% of all HAI,There are 3 specific types of pneumonia: clinically-defined pneumonia (PNU1), pneumonia with specific laboratory findings (PNU2), and pneumonia in immunocompromised patients (PNU3). Before discussing the different specific types of pneumonia, let’s discuss some of them generally.

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Posted by admin - March 31, 2013 at 11:44 am

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VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED EVENT

VAE – VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED EVENT
Ventilator is a mechanical equipment that help patient to keep his / her breathing (spontaneous breathing ) and because of patient conditions that are leading to use ventilator ( Co-morbid factors , bed ridden , ..etc) a high incidence of infection coming out from this device ( device associated infection ) as part of hospital acquired infections ranging from simple chest infection e.g. Lower respiratory tract infection to to severe chest infection e.g. pneumonia (Ventilator associated Pneumonia)

 

 

One of the well proved evidence based medicine to control the ventilator problems is to establish a ventilator bundle ( discussed in other topic) to guard against VAE

 

If you look to Ventilator associated Event we will find it is classified into four types :

 

VAC – Ventilator-Associated Condition

 

VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED EVENT

VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED EVENT

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Posted by admin - March 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm

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