Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Pneumonia that develops 48 hours or more after endotracheal intubation

  • Blood cultures x 2 sets

  • Culture of endotracheal secretions

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Guideline content derived from:

  • NB Provincial Health Authorities Anti-Infective Stewardship Committee. Antimicrobial Treatment of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP). 09-2019.

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