This self-study course will provide
current information on ventilator-associated
pneumonia (VAP), its epidemiology, guidelines
and recommendations for treatment, and
how bedside analyte testing may assist with
therapeutic decision making and improve
the prognosis for patients with VAP.
VAP is a sub-type of hospital-acquired pneumonia, which occurs in
people receiving mechanical ventilations. VAP is difficult to diagnose
and surveillance is curtailed by the subjectivity of many components
of the surveillance definition.
This is an accredited self-study learning activity.
Click on View Learning Activity
to study the slides and notes. When
you are finished studying, you may click on CME Self-Assessment
and complete the post-test and evaluation. Follow the instructions
for achieving CME credit. You may also download the slide set to
have for your files.