|Data Element ID:||DE240|
|Data Element ISO Name:||Patient_Pneumonia-Ventilator,CD|
|Synonym:||None defined at this time|
|Definition:||Determination if the HAI being reported was a ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP - i.e., the patient had a device to assist or control respiration continuously through a tracheostomy or by endotracheal intubation).|
|Question:||Was it a ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP - i.e., the patient had a device to assist or control respiration continuously through a tracheostomy or by endotracheal intubation)?|
|Conditionality:||Reserved for future use|
|Multiple Choice:||Not Applicable|
|Form Name:||Healthcare-associated Infection|
|Data Set:||Reserved for future use|
|Setting:||Hospitals, including outpatient pharmacies and outpatient departments located within the hospital|
|Comments:||None defined at this time|
|Description of Change:||Not applicable for this release|
|Go-To Logic:||Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts|
|Guide For Use:||
A ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a pneumonia (PNEU) that occurs in a patient who was intubated and ventilated at the time of, or within 48 hours before, the onset of the PNEU.
NOTE: There is no minimum period of time that the ventilator must be in place in order for the PNEU to be considered ventilator-associated.
A ventilator is a device to assist or control respiration continuously, inclusive of the weaning period, through a tracheostomy or by endotracheal intubation.
NOTE: Lung expansion devices such as intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB); nasal positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP); continuous nasal positive airway pressure (CPAP, hypoCPAP) are not considered ventilators unless delivered via tracheostomy or endotracheal intubation (e.g., ET-CPAP)
A device-associated infection is an infection in a patient with a device (e.g., ventilator, central line or indwelling urinary catheter) that was used within the 48-hour period before onset of infection. If the interval is longer than 48 hours, there must be compelling evidence that the infection was associated with device use.
NOTE: There is no minimum period of time that the device must be in place in order for the infection to be considered device-associated.
|HL7 Data Type:||Concept Descriptor (CD)|
|Answer Code||Answer ID||Answer Value||Code System||Code System Name|
|A15||a||Yes||2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12||AHRQ Common Formats|
|A18||b||No||2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12||AHRQ Common Formats|
|Until Date:||- -|
|Update Date:||- -|
|Source:||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality|
|Submitting Organization:||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)|
|Date of Submission:||03/31/2010|
|Responsible Organization:||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)|
|Creator:||John C. Moquin|
|Data Steward:||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)|
CDC NHSN Manual
|Rationale for Change:||Not Applicable|
|Administrative Status Date:||03/31/2010|