Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia (HAP), the neglected Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI)?

Professor Brett G Mitchell1

1School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Point prevalence studies identify that pneumonia is the most common healthcare associated infection. However, non-ventilator associated healthcare associated pneumonia (HAP) is both underreported and understudied. This talk will discuss the epidemiology of HAP and findings from a recent systematic review exploring strategies to reduce HAP.

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