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Ventilator-Associated Events: A Broader Perspective

Septimus, Edward MD; Green, Linda RN; Klompas, Michael MD, MPH

doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000638
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Department of Internal Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston, TX, and Clinical Services Group, Hospital Corporation of America, Houston, TX

Infection Prevention Department, Highland Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center Affiliate, Rochester, NY

Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, and Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. Septimus consulted for 3M, is employed by Healthcare Corporation of America, provided expert testimony for Karotkin (review of legal case), and lectured for Sage and Cubist. His institution received grant support from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Greene consulted for the Florida Healthcare Association, the Association of Professionals in Infection Control, and Premier; is employed by the University of Rochester Highland Hospital; lectured for Premier, Association for Healthcare Environment, Association of Professionals in Infection Control Illinois State Conference, OR Manager, New Jersey Healthcare Association, Association of Professionals in Infection Control Florida 2013 State Conference, and the Western New York Infection Control Officers; received support for article preparation from Infection Control Today; received support for the development of educational presentations from the Joint Commission Resources International; and received support for travel from the Association of Professionals in Infection Control. Dr. Klompas lectured for Premier Healthcare Alliance and received support for travel from the Infectious Disease Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Infectious Disease Association of California, American Society of Microbiology, American College of Chest Physicians, and the Texas Hospital Association. His institution received grant support from the CDC.

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