Ventilator-associated pneumonia (pedVAP/PVAP)
Challenge 2D
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (pedVAP/PVAP)

While all healthcare-associated infections are important, Ventilator-associated pneumonia (pedVAP/PVAP) is particularly significant due to the challenges associated with standardized surveillance protocols for patients on ventilators.

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Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) —pedVAP in children and Possible VAP (pVAP) when suspected in adults—is a lung infection that develops in a patient who is on a ventilator. An infection may occur if germs enter through the tube and get into the patient’s lungs (CDC, 2014).VAP is a serious problem in

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