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LIVE WEBCAST May 28, 2019
Mechanically ventilated patients are at high risk for developing complications and, for many years, critical care teams have been tracking the number of patients developing ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). However, the ability to use VAP surveillance for prevention of complications is limited. In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released definitions for ventilator associated events (VAE). This presentation will identify the limitations of VAP, discuss the reasoning behind the CDC’s VAE definitions, and outline strategies respiratory therapists can use to prevent VAEs.
Broadcast date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Hamilton Medical.
Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.
Delineate the limitations of VAP as a metric for quality improvement
Describe CDC’s rationale for creating VAE definitions
Outline strategies to prevent VAEs
Michael Klompas MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA
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