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  4. Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: A Clinical Approach to Prevention

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: A Clinical Approach to Prevention

Course Description

This self-study program is designed to provide the learner with an understanding of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), 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 VAP and a better understanding of the preventative principles associated with VAP.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • 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
Intended Audience

This self-study program is designed for healthcare professionals interested in enhancing their personal and professional development by participating in self-paced CE programs based on current research and practice.

Accreditation – Nursing

ICU Medical Clinical Education Provider Unit is approved for providing continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP 15005.

Accreditation – Respiratory

Select programs are approved for contact hour continuing respiratory care education (CRCE) credit by: American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX, 75063


Course Length
One hour

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