Tag: pneumonia

VAE/VAP

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) Ventilator Associated Events (VAE) The generally accepted definition of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) refers to a parenchymal lung infection that arises more than 48 hours after endotracheal intubation. However, this definition is inadequate because diagnosing VAP requires high clinical suspicion combined with bedside examination, radiographic examination, and microbiologic analysis of respiratory […]