Management of Adults With Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

Publication Date: July 14, 2016
Last Updated: December 16, 2022

Diagnosis

Microbiologic Methods

ATS and IDSA suggest noninvasive sampling with semiquantitative cultures to diagnose VAP, rather than invasive sampling with quantitative cultures and rather than noninvasive sampling with quantitative cultures. ( W , L)
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Treatment

Initial

In patients with ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis (VAT) ATS and IDSA suggest NOT providing antibiotic therapy. ( W , L)
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Overview

Title

Management of Adults With Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

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