Proactively Preventing Ventilator-Associated Events
Learning ObjectivesAt the completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Discuss the rationale for a change in CDCs previous VAP surveillance criteria to the new broader 2013 VAE algorithm which includes VAP.
- Describe evidence-based VAE and VAP preventive strategies.
- Identify a minimum of three VAE/VAP prevention interventions for implementation in your hospital.
Continuing Education Information
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Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is a health-care associated infection that results in an increased mortality and morbidity, prolonged hospital stays and a high cost of care. The focus in practice is now shifting from VAP alone, to the variety of ventilator associated events (VAE) that may arise, and how to reduce these negative outcomes. This webinar will clarify this shift in perspective, and will focus on the interventions nurses can provide to reduce these negative outcomes. Evidence supporting the interventions will be highlighted, including some preventive strategies that have been considered “best practice” but may not be supported by the evidence as it is evolving.
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