The latest issue of Perspectives is now online at http://www.perspectivesinnursing.org.
This issue is accredited for Respiratory Therapists for 2.0 FREE CRCEs
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and Tracheostomy by Charles G. Durbin Jr, MD, FCCM, FAARC
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is defined as a lower respiratory tract infection occurring at least 2 days after beginning mechanical ventilation. While VAP is named for its association with mechanical ventilation, it is believed to be caused by oral or nasotracheal intubation and only coincidently related to mechanical ventilation.
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