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Table 3 List of the top-ranked facilitators to VAP management

From: Management of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units: a mixed methods study assessing barriers and facilitators to guideline adherence

Facilitators Percent Response category
Pharmacist participation on ICU rounds is beneficial. 98.60 % Agree & strongly agree
Nurse participation on ICU rounds is beneficial. 98.00 % Agree & strongly agree
Respiratory therapist participation on ICU rounds is beneficial. 96.70 % Agree & strongly agree
I can readily access orders that are written for my ICU patients. 92.60 % Agree & strongly agree
Respiratory therapy services are readily available on my ICU. 92.30 % Fairly often & very often
Multidisciplinary management of patients occurs on my ICU. 91.90 % Agree & strongly agree
Nurses consistently participate on ICU patient rounds. 90.30 % Fairly often & very often
Physicians are receptive to pharmacist input in ICU patient care. 89.70 % Agree & strongly agree
Pharmacists on my ICU effectively monitor antibiotic use. 89.30 % Agree & strongly agree
Pharmacist participation in ICU patient management promotes appropriate antibiotic ordering. 89.00 % Agree & strongly agree
Pharmacists consistently participate on ICU patient rounds. 88.10 % Fairly often & very often
It is effective to have pharmacists help determine the appropriateness of ICU antibiotic de-escalation. 87.70 % Agree & strongly agree
I can readily access the information I want on my ICU patients in the EMR. 86.90 % Agree & strongly agree
Using VAP management guidelines helps me to manage VAP patients in the ICU. 86.70 % Agree & strongly agree
Pharmacy intervention in antibiotic ordering leads to effective ICU VAP management. 86.30 % Agree & strongly agree
Respiratory therapists consistently participate on ICU patient rounds. 83.20 % Fairly often & very often
I can appropriately manage ICU patients with VAP. 83.10 % Agree & strongly agree
VAP management guidelines interfere with my ability to manage my ICU patients. 82.30 % Occasionally & rarely