Comprehensive Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)
What are the VAP guidelines?
The VAP clinical practice guidelines are a set of recommendations that have been systematically developed by reviewing the evidence for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of VAP.
Who developed these guidelines?
A multidisciplinary group with representation from key stakeholders including university and community-based practitioners, was appointed to develop the guidelines. The groups represented were:
- Infectious Disease specialists/Microbiologists
- Infection Control practitioners
- Critical Care Nurses
- Respiratory Therapists
- Administrative decision makers (Public Health Canada and Canadian Patient Safety Institute).
For a complete list of panel members, click here .
How do I access the VAP guidelines?
Click here to view the VAP guidelines, list of guideline topics and associated summaries of evidence.
How were the guidelines developed?
Refer to Methods section under VAP CPG Protocol.
What should I do with these VAP guidelines?
Once the VAP guidelines are released, they will appear on this website. You can then compare your current practice to these evidence-based guidelines to illuminate any gaps there may be between what is done and what the best practices for VAP prevention, diagnosis and treatment are.
In the future, we will also be developing benchmarking reports that will enable you to compare your site's performance to other similar sites.