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SCCM Pod-204 CCM: Surveillance Definitions for VAP

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Michael Klompas, MD, MPH, about his article, “Objective Surveillance Definitions for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia,” published in the December issue of Critical Care Medicine. Investigators concluded that objective surveillance definitions are more logical and are subject to less interpretation and are used to provide [clinicians] the quality care that we want to at the beside, and to evaluate opportunities for performance improvement so that we ultimately can further care in the ICU and improve patient care for the future. Klompas is an infectious disease physician and associate hospital epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Institute.

Michael Weinstein

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Categories: Quality and Patient Safety,
Content Type: Podcasts,