Providers Can Help Zap VAP - JA0008057-0000-19-052-H01-P

Providers Can Help Zap VAP

by Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP
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This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Ventilator-associated pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that occurs after intubation and mechanical ventilation. Evolving definitions of VAP and data reporting create variability for statistical comparisons. VAP occurs in 9% to 27% of patients receiving mechanical ventilation and is the most common nosocomial infection among mechanically ventilated patients. This CE activity provides nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists with information about VAP: its prevalence, pathogenesis, risk factors, diagnosis, management, and prevention.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists with information about ventilator-associated pneumonia: 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

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, pharmacists and respiratory therapists.
Pharmacists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Initial Release Date: 06/25/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Course Originally Released on: 6/19/2006
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/7/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50