sVAP Project

As part of the CDC's Prevention Epicenter Programs, DICON researchers are participating with collaborators from other Epicenters to evaluate a new "streamlined" VAP definition (sVAP). This large multicenter study involves two major components. First, data are being collected from >30 ICUs to compare incidence of the new definition compared with the incidence of the standard, NHSN definition for VAP. Second, a multicenter quality improvement project is being kicked-off to implement a combined sponataneous awakening trial (SAT) and spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) protocol.