Surveillance for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) Events

NOTE: 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 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1M].

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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 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1M] in the NHSN Module.

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