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Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is defined as a new onset of pneumonia (lung infection) occurring in patients who are on ventilators in Critical Care Unit (CCU). Ventilators are external mechanical breathing support systems.

VAP can develop in patients because they are relying on an external machine to breathe, which may affect their normal coughing, yawning and deep breathing reflexes. Healthcare providers implement best practices to prevent VAP from occurring.

All hospitals with CCU's are required to report into the Critical Care Information System (CCIS) – a centralized data collection system where hospitals report a variety of critical care information. This information is used to calculate the VAP data that must be publicly reported.

Quarter

Fiscal year 2017

Rate (# of cases)

Fiscal year 2018

Rate (# of cases)

Q1 April - June

0

0

Q2 July - September

0


Q3 October - December

0


Q4 January - March

0


If you have any questions regarding Woodstock Hospital’s Patient Safety Indicators, please contact the Infection Prevention & Control Department at 519-421-4211 ext. 2449

Related Documents:

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) Fact Sheet


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