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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases