Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is defined as pneumonia (a serious lung infection) that can occur in patients, specifically those in Intensive Care Units (ICU) who need assistance breathing with a mechanical ventilator for at least 48 hours. Patients are at risk of acquiring VAP if they have been on a ventilator for more than 5 days, have been recently hospitalized, had prior use of antibiotics (within the last 90 days), had dialysis treatment in a clinic or resided in a nursing home.

Ontario hospitals are now required to post their quarterly rates and case counts of VAP cases that developed in the ICUs of each hospital site on their website.

Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP)

October - December 2016

# of VAP incidents diagnosed after day 2: 0
VAP rate: 0