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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

 

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the incidence, etiology and risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia

  2. Describe symptoms, pathophysiology and diagnostic tests

  3. Review effective strategies for prevention & treatment based on clinical guidelines

  4. Recognize that preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia improves patient care outcomes & decreases healthcare costs

  5. Appropriately care for patients with increased risk of VAP, such as the elderly patent and very young patient

Accreditation: St. Charles Health System is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Charles Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals

Accessibility/Program Questions: St. Charles Health System encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Lisa Nasr, CME Coordinator at 541-706-4767, ljnasr@stcharleshealthcare.org. For CME or Clerkship questions, contact Sheila Jordan, MMGT, CHCP, Manager of Continuing Medical Education at 541-706-6780, ssjordan@stcharleshealthcare.org.

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