Strategies to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia, ventilator-associated events, and nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia in acute-care hospitals: 2022 Update

Michael Klompas, Richard Branson, Kelly Cawcutt, Matthew Crist, Eric C. Eichenwald, Linda R. Greene, Grace Lee, Lisa L. Maragakis, Krista Powell, Gregory P. Priebe, Kathleen Speck, Deborah S. Yokoe, Sean M. Berenholtz

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Abstract

The purpose of this document is to highlight practical recommendations to assist acute care hospitals to prioritize and implement strategies to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), ventilator-associated events (VAE), and non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (NV-HAP) in adults, children, and neonates. This document updates the Strategies to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Acute Care Hospitals published in 2014. This expert guidance document is sponsored by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA), and is the product of a collaborative effort led by SHEA, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Hospital Association, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and The Joint Commission, with major contributions from representatives of a number of organizations and societies with content expertise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)687-713
Number of pages27
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 20 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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