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VAP Workshops Scheduled for Maryland, Pennsylvania

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August 26, 2010

Respiratory therapists working in the ICU know ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) causes excess morbidity and mortality and adds thousands of dollars to the care of the patient.

Preventing VAP is key to improving patient outcomes and lowering costs, and the AARC has just launched a traveling workshop with proven strategies you can use to become a VAP management leader in your facility. Two new sessions are kicking off in Maryland and Pennsylvania next month.

The Maryland workshop will take place during the Maryland/District of Columbia Society for Respiratory Care Conference by the Sea at the Carousel Hotel and Resort in Ocean City, this Sept. 15–17.

The Pennsylvania session is part of the Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Care’s Western Regional Seminar, Sept. 22–24, at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh-North, in Mars.

Both three-hour sessions will feature Marcos Restrepo, MD, and Patrick Dunne, MEd, RRT, FAARC, who will cover all the bases when it comes to diagnosing, treating, and most importantly, preventing VAP in the hospital setting, including:

  • An overview of the condition.
  • Why it is important for RTs to understand and treat it.
  • How VAP is associated with excess hospital costs.
  • Best practices for prevention.

Take advantage of these great sessions and learn how to help your hospital get a handle on VAP.