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October - 2012


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Objective surveillance definitions for ventilator-associated pneumonia

Klompas Michael, Magill Shelley, Robicsek Ari, et al for the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program Crit Care Med, 2012, published ahead of print, doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3


VAP is a big issue in ICUs and quality programs, and it is hard to define. The CDC definition we are accustomed to includes;

Radiologic criteria (two or more serial radiographs with at least one of the following)

1. New or progressive and persistent...


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