volume 25, issue 1, P117-133 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.11.014
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Jerry M. Zuckerman

Abstract: Health care-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. These infections most frequently arise from a patient's indigenous flora, although occasionally they result from exposure to environmental pathogens such as Legionella and Aspergillus. This article reviews infection prevention strategies to reduce the incidence of HAP. Successful implementation of these prevention strategies usually requires a multidisciplinary approach and standardization of protocols. This article al…

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