Grand Rounds - July 10, 2020
"Ventilator Associated Pneumonia"
Speaker: Antonio Anzueto, M.D. Chief, Pulmonary Disease Section, The South Texas Veterans Health Care System Professor of Medicine University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
Discuss the incidence, etiology and risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia
Describe symptoms, pathophysiology and diagnostic tests
Review effective strategies for prevention & treatment based on clinical guidelines
Recognize that preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia improves patient care outcomes & decreases healthcare costs
Appropriately care for patients with increased risk of VAP, such as the elderly patent and very young patient
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