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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Reducing the Risk

VAP is the leading cause of healthcare-acquired infections in the ICU and accounts for 60% of all ICU deaths! By incorporating guidelines by CDC, and evidence-based practices by HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA, clinicians can decrease rates of infection, improve patient care, and reduce costs to the facility.


Program Highlights


  • Understand why ventilated patients are more susceptible to pneumonia

  • Recognize risk factors for VAP

  • Implement strategies that will prevent contamination, prevent aspiration, reduce colonization, and boost defenses


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Learning Objective

Describe the epidemiology of VAP, discuss the risk factors for VAP, explain prevention strategies, and demonstrate interventions to prevent VAP



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Program Includes
  • Bonus Resource CD
  • Approved for Continuing Education
  • 10 Question Post Test with Answer Key
  • Study Guide

Clinical Advisors

  • Craig Coopersmith, MD

  • Jeanne Zack, PhD, RN, BSN, CIC



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