Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) rates were traditionally used to measure quality of care for ventilated patients. VAP surveillance, however, has significant limitations that compromise its utility for quality improvement programs. To address some of these limitations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established a surveillance paradigm for ventilated patients called ventilator-associated events (VAEs). VAE definitions were designed to broaden the scope of surveillance and to make surveillance more objective.
In this informative webinar, presenters clearly define VAEs and outline their criteria. You’ll learn how to correctly report VAEs to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and how to implement key strategies to reduce VAEs
What you will learn
- Review VAE definitions and criteria
- Learn how to correctly report VAEs in NHSN
- Discuss best practices and quality improvement strategies to reduce VAEs
Dr. Manoj Jain, Quality Improvement Medical Director | atom Alliance
Kathy Bueschel, RN, BSN, CIC, PHNC2 | Tennessee Department of Health