Course Description
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.

Course Objectives:

  1. List the major risk factors associated with VAP
  2. Identify three prevention principles related to reducing colonization
  3. Describe three principles associated with reducing or preventing aspiration

Expiration Date: 03-02-2018

CE Credit
This course is approved for 1.0 CE credit(s).
This free Respiratory CEU activity is provided by Smiths Medical Education and accredited by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).
Before You Begin

Register for a free account at Smiths Medical Education. Enter the following registration code: SMCEALL . An AARC ID is not needed but if you have one, remember to include it as part of your registration. Remember to log into your Smiths Medical Education account before you begin.Smiths Medical Education registration

  • 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.
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  • my laptop does not have a printer, can smiths medical mail a certification of completion, i am trying to renew my ill resp care license and i have to submit proof of course completion. any suggestions on how to handle this.

    • Hi Michael, I don’t believe Smiths Medical can mail you a certification. My suggestion would be for you to download the completed certificate (it’s a PDF file) and email it to your work place and hopefully print it there.

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