Evaluation of 2 sets of screening criteria for ventilator-associated pneumonia in a children's hospital

Christopher N. Taylor, Luke Noronha, Christopher S Wichman, Meera Varman

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Abstract

We compared current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveillance criteria with the newer adult screening criteria (ASC) for identifying pediatric ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Possible cases of VAP identified by ASC (n = 17) and cases of VAP identified by the older current surveillance criteria (n = 15) are comparable, but only 9 were identified by both. Positive end expiratory pressure was inferior to fraction of inspired oxygen in identifying ventilator-associated conditions by ASC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1011-1013
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume42
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Mechanical Ventilators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Pediatrics
Oxygen

Keywords

  • Adult definition
  • Hospital acquired infection
  • Pediatric definition
  • Surveillance criteria infection prevention

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  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Evaluation of 2 sets of screening criteria for ventilator-associated pneumonia in a children's hospital. / Taylor, Christopher N.; Noronha, Luke; Wichman, Christopher S; Varman, Meera.

In: American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 42, No. 9, 01.01.2014, p. 1011-1013.

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