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Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)

Hospitals that have an ICU with patients over the age of 18 are required by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) to publicly report their VAP cases and rates per 1,000 ventilator days. SickKids has an ICU but does not have patients over 18 years of age and is, therefore, considered “ineligible” to publicly report this information.

However, SickKids remains committed to ensuring the utmost quality of care and patient safety. Internally we monitor our VAP cases and rates per 1,000 ventilator days and use this data to monitor our performance. Additionally, this data is reported to the MOHLTC.