Evaluation of 2 sets of screening criteria for ventilator-associated pneumonia in a children's hospital

Christopher N. Taylor, Luke Noronha, Christopher S. Wichman, Meera Varman

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We compared current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveillance criteria with the newer adult screening criteria (ASC) for identifying pediatric ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Possible cases of VAP identified by ASC (n = 17) and cases of VAP identified by the older current surveillance criteria (n = 15) are comparable, but only 9 were identified by both. Positive end expiratory pressure was inferior to fraction of inspired oxygen in identifying ventilator-associated conditions by ASC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1011-1013
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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