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11/11/2019 at 10:00:37 PM GMT
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Infection Prevention
Hello Everyone!
The IP's have a discussion question they would like some input into from other trauma centers. Here is their question:

Our hospital participates in the VAE module in NHSN.  We are a LEVEL II Trauma hospital with a 14 bed ICU. We have found many of our trauma patients with pulmonary contusions are being tagged as VAEs on day 4 or 5 because of the increase in the PEEP in the first days after admission.  Are you doing the VAE module in NHSN and if so what has been your experience?  Are you including or excluding these patients and if so what criteria are you using?

We would appreciate any feedback. Thanks in advance.

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