Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia (HAP) and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)



  • Need for ventilator support due to pneumonia

  • Presence of septic shock

Obtain Nares swab and stop Vancomycin if negative (with patient didn't receive decolonization only)

Alternative Treatment (Alternatives to Cefepime or Zosyn)

Additional Coverage

If high risk for mortality, received IV antibiotic within past 90 days, or has structural lung disease present), ADD

OR, alternatively

Duration of Therapy

7 days