2018 National Neonatal/Advanced Practice/Mother Baby Nurses Conference

222 - Back to Basics: The VAP Trap and CLABSI's: Ventilator Associated Pneumonias and Central Line Infections in the NICU

Sep 7, 2018 2:45pm ‐ Sep 7, 2018 3:45pm


Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00
Members: $10.00

Description

Dr. Darling discusses menacing infections in the NICU that affect the long-term outcomes of our fragile patients. Emphasis will be placed on the common bacterial causes of ventilator associated pneumonias (VAPs)and central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs), their treatment and prevention. The impact of infections on hospital length of stay, quality scores, and the potential lack of hospital reimbursement is also described.

Learning Objectives:

  • List common bacteria that cause CLABSIs and VAPs.
  • Describe procedures to help decrease the incidence CLABSIs and VAPs.

Speaker(s):

  • Bryan Darling, MD, Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Medical Director, Women's and Children's Respiratory Care, Women's Hospital, North Mississippi Medical Center

Credits Available


Back to Basics: The VAP Trap and CLABSI's: Ventilator Associated Pneumonias and Central Line Infections in the NICU Exam

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