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VAE vs. VAP: Different by Design

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.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

Original webcast date: May 28, 2019

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

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


VAE vs VAP: Different by Design

Speaker Information

Michael Klompas MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA

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