Ventilator-associated pneumonia (pedVAP/PVAP)
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Executive summary

The Problem Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is the leading cause of death associated with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) (IHI, 2012). With 300,000 cases of VAP annually in the U.S., this preventable illness is estimated to cost $50,000 per patient (Fraser et al., 2008). In addition to being the second most common nosocomial infection

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