Inside the news: Iowa nurses bust VAP with song

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, November 17, 2009

Nurses at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City recently found a lighthearted way to educate caregivers about preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP): They filmed themselves dancing and singing about VAP prevention to the tune of the Ghostbusters theme song.

The creative nurses wrote new lyrics to the well-known ditty—sample lyrics include "Who you gonna call? VAP Busters!"—and included reminders for head of bed elevation, tooth cleaning with suctioning twice a day, and a daily sedation vacation.

The entertaining song can be viewed on YouTube.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was redesignated as an ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® facility in 2008.

Source: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

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