Surveillance for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) Events
NOTE: 2015 PNEU/VAP surveillance is available in-plan for patients of any age in non-NICU pediatric locations. For in-plan surveillance conducted for mechanically-ventilated patients in adult locations (regardless of age), use the Ventilator-associated Event (VAE) protocol (see VAE Chapter).
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For full details on protocol definitions and the application of these definitions, please review the applicable protocol and Chapter 2, Identifying Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) for NHSN Surveillance [PDF - 233 KB] in the NHSN Module.
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