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Hospital-Acquired & Ventilator - Associated Pneumonia (HAP/VAP)


Published: Clinical Infectious Diseases ; 2016 ; 63 : 1 -51
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"Management of Adults With Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia: 2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society"

These guidelines are intended for use by healthcare professionals who care for patients at risk for hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), including specialists in infectious diseases, pulmonary diseases, critical care, and surgeons, anesthesiologists, hospitalists, and any clinicians and healthcare providers caring for hospitalized patients with nosocomial pneumonia. The panel's recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of HAP and VAP are based upon evidence derived from topic-specific systematic literature reviews. Link to full text

 

*Every 12 to 18 months following publication, IDSA reviews its guidelines to determine whether an update is required. The guideline was published July of 2016 and is the most current version.

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