Ventilator associated pneumonia is the second most common infection occurring in patients requiring mechanical ventilation for longer than 48 hours and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Because of this, there is great interest in accurately diagnosing, treating and preventing complications. This program will provide the learner with a general overview of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) and a better understanding of the preventative principles associated with VAP.
- List the major risk factors associated with VAP
- Identify three prevention principles related to reducing colonization
- Describe three principles associated with reducing or preventing aspiration
Expiration Date: 03-02-2018
This course is approved for 1.0 CE credit(s).
Before You Begin
- View the VAP study guide
- Take the post test. A score of 80% or greater is needed to pass.
- Once completed, complete the short survey and the certificate will be available for print.