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3100 - Ventilator-Associated Event and Pneumonia Protocol Review with Case Study Examples

Friday, June 16
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, D 137-140

This session presents a ventilator-associated event (VAE) and pneumonia (PNEU) protocol review covering accurate use and application of the VAE algorithm: ventilator-associated condition (VAC), infection-related ventilator-associated complication (IVAC), possible ventilator-associated pneumonia (PVAP), and PNEU algorithms (PNU1, 2, and 3).

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Cindy Gross

Infection Preventionist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Southern Shores, North Carolina

Cindy Gross is an infection preventionist with the CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Surveillance Branch, where she is a member of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Protocol and Training Team. In this role, she provides consultation and technical assistance regarding surveillance for healthcare-associated infections using NHSN. Cindy serves as a subject matter expert for ventilator-associated events (VAEs), VAE calculator, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and the Unusual Susceptibility Profiles Alert. She has more than 30 years of combined experience in healthcare and the local and state public health sectors. She has worked as a public health communicable disease epidemiologist, an infection preventionist, and a medical technologist. Cindy has her BS degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a specialty in microbiology. She is certified in infection control and a published author in the field of infection control.

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Marguerite Gribogiannis

Infection Preventionist
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Park Ridge, Illinois

Marguerite Gribogiannis is an ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) board certified Specialist in Microbiology and certified in Infection Control (CIC). She received a Bachelor of Biological Sciences and a Masters of Public Health Administration.in 1991.

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