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Quiz time – 10/9


Which of the following is not a risk factor for ventilator-associated events?
a. I.V. antibiotics
b. Benzodiazepines given before intubation
c. Paralytic agents
d. Greater exposure to opioids


Answer to Quiz Time: a. Risk factors for ventilator-associated events include benzodiazepines given before intubation, greater exposure to opioids, and administration of paralytics.


Learn more by reading the continuing nursing education article “Ventilator-associated events: A new outcome measure.”



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