Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: A Review and Update for the Intensivist

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Dr. Awsare is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine/TJUH. He is the Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit/Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was awarded the Dean's Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence. His interests are critical care medicine and pulmonary embolism.


Overall Goals and Objectives:

1. Understand the clinical and economic consequences of VAP.

2. Review areas of uncertainty in VAP including diagnostic options and therapy.

3. Review newer paradigms for VAP including novel biomarkers.

Presentation: 55 minutes