The ANZICS Safety and Quality Committee needs your help!
They've reviewed the prevention of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in intensive care units, looking at epidemiology and pathophysiology, with the intent to make recommendations on prevention. They have not reviewed diagnosis or treatment. However, before they release it as an official document, they are looking for some feedback from Australian and New Zealand intensive care practicioners, to see if there is likely to be a significant difference between the proposed statement recommendations and current practice and whether there might be areas that could present opportunities for further research.
So they've engaged in a bit of social media to get a wide view of opinions on the proposed consensus statement. You can read this "consultation" version of the statement document here: ANZICS VAP Statement: Consultation Version
Once you've digested it, you can answer a survey on the statement here: ANZICS VAP Statement - Consultation Version survey (Survey Monkey) or send comments on the statement to
The ANZICS Safety and Quality Committee last surveyed ICU VAP prevention practice in 2009 (ANZICS VAP Survey Report 2009)