With an estimated cost of over $14,000 per ventilator-associated event and nearly $50,000 per incident of ventilator-associated pneumonia, the need to reduce and prevent VAEs and VAP in the ICU is critical. In this on-demand webinar hosted by RT Magazine, a panel of respiratory and critical care experts discussed effective and successful strategies for reducing VAE/VAP, including:
- Current research on infection prevention strategies to reduce incidences of VAE/VAP;
- The financial impact of VAEs and ventilator-associated pneumonia; and
- The role of respiratory therapists and critical care specialists in improving their facility’s VAE/VAP rates.
The discussion was followed by a 15-min question and answer session with audience-submitted questions.