Published: Circulation ; Am J Respir Crit Care Med
Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia (HAP)
"Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Hospital-acquired, Ventilator-associated, and Healthcare-associated Pneumonia"
Since the initial 1996 American
Thoracic Society (ATS) guideline on nosocomial pneumonia, a number of new
developments have appeared, mandating a new evidence-based guideline for
hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), including healthcare-associated pneumonia
(HCAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). This document, prepared by a
joint committee of the ATS and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA),
focuses on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of bacterial pneumonia in adults,
and emphasizes modifiable risk factors for infection.
*Projected Publication, Summer 2015