I've got this posted in all the ICU forums...just wondering how many ICU's out there use inline suction and if you do, do you use polymixinB down the ETT when suctioning as a VAP preventative? I am trying to find out if this is common. We use this on all pts with inlines in my NICU but the PICU/CICU do not and there is no official policy for it. I found some scattered research dated a few years back that some studies showed its usefulness while others couldn't argue either way.
Thanks for the input!