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

Hospital Acquired & Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (HAP/VAP)

Definitions

Pneumonia not incubating at the time of hospital admission and occurring 48 hours or more after admission

Pneumonia occurring >48 hours after intubation

Microbiology

Diagnostics

Empiric Therapy

Clinical Considerations

Consider influenza testing and treatment with oseltamivir

Consider coccidioidomycosis testing and treatment with fluconazole if suspected in high risk patients