The goal of this program is to provide nurses, paramedics and EMTs, pharmacists and respiratory therapists with information about ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP): its prevalence, pathogenesis, risk factors, diagnosis, management and prevention. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe the pathogenesis of VAP
- List the risk factors for VAP
- Discuss strategies for preventing VAP
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, paramedics and EMTs, pharmacists and respiratory therapists.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.