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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia


Tuesday, September 30, 2014


  • Canadian ICU Collaborative Faculty
  • Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Guest Speaker:

  • John Muscedere, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine & Critical Care Program Research Director, Critical Care Program

Dr. Muscedere is an accomplished critical care researcher whose primary research interests include ventilator-associated pneumonia, clinical practice guidelines, quality improvement, knowledge translation and venous thromboembolism. He is currently leading the implementation of a Canadian Critical Care Knowledge Translation Network, aC3KTion Net, which seeks to improve the implementation of evidence informed best practices in critical care.

As an intensivist, he has first-hand knowledge of caring for the frail elderly, and first-hand knowledge of TVN and its goals, having participated in the Network’s initial proposal for Network Centres of Excellence (NCE) funding, as well as serving as Chair of the TVN Knowledge Translation Committee in its first year.


Bruce Harries, Collaborative Director, Canadian ICU Collaborative


  1. To review the latest updates in the Canadian VAP Guidelines
  2. To highlight the changes and why these changes are important