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.”