NHSN Ventilator-Associated Event (VAE) Calculator Ver. 5.0
(20 - 100)
* All values of PEEP less than 5 cmH2O are considered to be 5 cmH2O for purposes of the VAC definition. So for PEEP values entered as less than or equal to 5 cmH2O, an increase in the daily minimum PEEP to at least 8 cmH2, sustained for 2 or more calendar days, is required to meet the VAC definition.
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| Criterion 1. Positive culture of one of the
following (without requirement for purulent respiratory secretions):
| Criterion 2. Positive culture of one of
the following (qualitative or quantitative/semi-quantitative culture
without sufficient growth to meet Criterion 1).
Evidence of purulent respiratory secretions (defined as secretions from lungs, bronchi or trachea that contain ≥ 25 neutrophils and ≤ 10 squamous epithelial cells).
| Criterion 3. One of the following
positive tests (as outlined in the protocol):
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