Surveillance for pedVAP and PNEU Events

Ventilator-associated* and non-ventilator-associated Pneumonia (PNEU)

* In-Plan Pediatric Locations Only

NOTE: PNEU/VAP (pedVAP) surveillance is available in-plan for patients of any age in non-NICU pediatric locations.  In-plan PedVAE surveillance can be conducted for mechanically-ventilated patients in pediatric and neonatal inpatient locations. For in-plan surveillance conducted for mechanically-ventilated patients in adult locations (regardless of age), use the Ventilator-Associated Event (VAE) Protocol pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB].

Resources for NHSN Users Already Enrolled

Additional Training

Analysis Training

Continuing Education

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 in the NHSN Module.

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