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About Us - Our Performance - IPAC - Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP) - How we manage VAP


What is Mackenzie Health doing to manage VAP indicator rates?

Patient safety remains the most important priority for Mackenzie Health and this involves ensuring that patients are not at risk for contracting healthcare-associated infections such as VAP. 

  • Mackenzie Health tracks VAP closely through the Critical Care Information System.
  • We use the best practice guidelines supported by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.
  • We also have a number of practices in place to help prevent and control infections, including a comprehensive hand hygiene program.

As of April 30, 2009, all Ontario hospitals are required to post quarterly VAP rates to further promote accountability and transparency within the health system. Once we have established a baseline, we can look internally at our hospital’s processes and work closely with the Critical Care Secretariat to identify areas for improvement.

Mackenzie Health / 10 Trench St. Richmond Hill, On. L4C 4Z3 / Richmond Hill Line: 905-883-1212 or Vaughan Line: 905-832-4554 / TTY Service: 905-883-2123