Health care-associated pneumonia: identification and initial management in the ED.

  title={Health care-associated pneumonia: identification and initial management in the ED.},
  author={Fredrick M. Abrahamian and Peter M Deblieux and Charles L. Emerman and Marin H Kollef and Eric Kupersmith and Kenneth V. Leeper and David L Paterson and Andrew F. Shorr},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={26 6 Suppl},
Traditionally, pneumonia is categorized by epidemiologic factors into community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Microbiologic studies have shown that the organisms which cause infections in HAP and VAP differ from CAP in epidemiology and resistance patterns. Patients with HAP or VAP are at higher risk for harboring resistant organisms. Other historical features that potentially place patients at a higher risk for being… CONTINUE READING


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