Protecting the Ventilated Patient from
David Vines, MHS, RRT, FAARC
At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the impact of HAI on health care cost and outcomes
2. Describe criteria to diagnosis VAP and define VAC, & IVAC
3. Discuss strategies to minimize HAI in MV patients and their associated evidence
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and increased cost of care. Some patients, including young children, the elderly, immunocompromised, and ICU patients are at greater risk than others. Among mechanically ventilated patients, HAIs cause mortality rates up to 50%. David Vines discusses preventive strategies include proper conditioning of medical gases, good caregiver hygiene, proper patient airway and oral care, ventilator circuit care, and adherence to the VAP bundle set forth by the Institute for Health Improvement.. Continuing Education for Respiratory TherapistsThis program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063Continuing Education for NursesProvider (Saxe Communications) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider # 14477. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour for nurses.