Providers Can Help Zap VAP - RT404-60F

Providers Can Help Zap VAP

by Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP
(4.8 / 91 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


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.
Respiratory therapists: 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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This program has been approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 8/12/2019 to 8/12/2020.
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/19/2006
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/7/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/12/2020

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. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.


For Florida professionals:

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Christine W - odessa, TX  ·  Feb 24, 2020
it was very good and I would gladly tee everyone to please try it
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Syed S - Fort Lauderdale, FL  ·  Feb 19, 2020
It is essential for my daily care of ventilated patients.
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Robert H - Fort Myers , FL  ·  Feb 03, 2020
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MONICA M - Upland, CA  ·  Jan 02, 2020
It is a good refresher course for VAP. Very informative!
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Jonas M - Union City, CA  ·  Dec 19, 2019
Increased knowledge to prevent VAP.
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00