Empowering the Respiratory Therapist to be the VAP Expert

CRCE: 2.5 hours | Cost: $25 for AARC members, $50 for non-members

Mobile FriendlySponsored in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Halyard Health.


This course is presented by the American Association for Respiratory Care and sponsored in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Kimberly-Clark. As respiratory therapists, we have a unique opportunity to play a vital role in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia, whether as members or even leaders of the VAP team.

Course Modules

  • Prevention of VAP
  • Making the Case: RTs Should “Own” VAP Prevention
  • Issues in Developing & Maintaining a Viable VAP Prevention Program


  • Patrick J Dunne, MEd RRT FAARC
  • Roger D Seheult, MD


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Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support Statement

None of the planners, faculty or their spouses has any relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers and/or corporations whose products or services are related to pertinent therapeutic areas. Off-label: (using products for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration) use will not be discussed in this course. This educational activity has not received commercial support.