Release Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Expiration Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020


Educational Overview
Hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (VABP) continue to be associated with high morbidity and mortality despite ongoing prevention efforts. Compounding the challenges of treating HABP/VABP is the high prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria that increases the severity of these infections. Optimal patient outcomes depend on timely administration of appropriate antimicrobial therapy. This continuing education program is designed to build competence, confidence, and skills within critical care teams in the management of HABP/VABP.

Target Audience
This continuing medical education activity meets the needs of pulmonologists, critical care specialists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of HABP/VABP.


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the educational activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Evaluate the latest tools aimed at improving clinical outcomes of patients with hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia (HABP) and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (VABP) caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria

Educational Format

In this online presentation, Dr. Marin Kollef addresses the challenges in managing acute respiratory tract infections in the ICU and reviews the latest approaches in management of HABP/VABP.


Marin H. Kollef, MD, FACP, FCCP

Professor of Medicine Virginia E. and Sam J. Golman Chair in Respiratory Intensive Care Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Division of General Medical Sciences and Biostatistics
Director, Critical Care Research
Director, Respiratory Care Services
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO





aetghThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Center for Independent Healthcare Education (Center) and Vemco MedEd. Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Center designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners will receive certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as this is an ACCME accredited program and its accreditation is recognized by Nurse Practitioner boards.

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Method of Participation and Instruction for Credit

  1. Review the entire CME information including target audience, learning objectives, and disclosures.
  2. Review the activity in its entirety.
  3. Complete the Online Post Test, Evaluation, and Credit Application form
  4. Please note that to receive credit you must achieve a score of at least 75%.
  5. Certificate of Credit will be emailed to you within 4 weeks.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with policies set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Center for Independent Healthcare Education requires all faculty members and spouses/significant others with an opportunity to affect the content of a continuing education activity to disclose any relevant financial relationships during the past 12 months with commercial interests. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. Relationships with commercial interests and conflicts of interest resulting from those relationships must be revealed to the audience and resolved prior to the activity.

Relevant relationships include roles such as speaker, author, consultant, independent contractor (including research), employee, investor, advisory committee member, board member, review panelist, and investigator. If a potential speaker or author indicates a possible conflict of interest, the conflict will be resolved by choosing another speaker or author for that topical area, or the slides, handouts, and/or monograph will be reviewed and approved by a qualified commercially-disinterested peer.


Marin H. Kollef, MD has relevant financial relationships with the following commercial interests:
Consultant: Merck & Co., Inc. and Allergan

Dr. Kollef does not discuss off-label uses of any products.

No (other) speakers, authors, planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


There is no fee to participate in this activity.

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Copyright Statement
Copyright © 2019 Vemco MedEd. All Rights Reserved. Permission for accreditation use granted to Center for Independent Healthcare Education.

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Joint Providership
This activity is jointly provided by Center for Independent Healthcare Education and Vemco MedEd.

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.



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