Hosted: April 25, 2023

With an estimated cost of over $14,000 per ventilator-associated event and nearly $50,000 per incident of ventilator-associated pneumonia, the need to reduce and prevent VAEs and VAP in the ICU is critical. In this on-demand webinar hosted by RT Magazine, a panel of respiratory and critical care experts discussed effective and successful strategies for reducing VAE/VAP, including

  • Current research on infection prevention strategies to reduce incidences of VAE/VAP;
  • The financial impact of VAEs and ventilator-associated pneumonia; and
  • The role of respiratory therapists and critical care specialists in improving their facility’s VAE/VAP rates.


Maria Madden, MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS
Clinical Specialist, Intensive Care Online (ICON)
Chair, Adult Acute Care Section, American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

Garry Kauffman, MPA, FACHE, RRT, FAARC
Founder and Manager, Kauffman Consulting LLC
Past President, American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

This webinar was generously sponsored by Dräger.