Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia GUIDELINES Pocket Guide

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American Thoracic Society

Infectious Diseases Society of America

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The digital subscription version of the Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia GUIDELINES Pocket Guide contains all the same great information found in the physical pocket guide, and can be accessed on mobile devices and online:

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The Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia GUIDELINES Pocket Guide is based on the latest guidelines of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Thoracic Society and developed with their collaboration.  It contains detailed, graded recommendations for diagnosis and treatment, both initial and pathogen-specific and including biomarkers, risk factors for multi-drug resistant pathogens and tables of recommended empiric therapy with dosing.

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  • 12 Pages
  • 80# Diamond Silk Cover with Satin Aqueous Coating
  • 4.25″ x 7.25″
  • Key Points 
  • Diagnostic Recommendations 
    • Microbiologic Methods 
    • Biomarkers 
  • Treatment Recommendations
    • Initial treatment 
    • Optimization of treatment 
    • Inhaled Antibiotic 
    • Pathogen-Specific Therapy 
  • Tables 
    • Risk Factors for Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens 
    • Recommended Initial Empiric Antibiotic Therapy for HAP Non-Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia 
    • Empiric Treatment Options for Suspected MRSA/Pseudomonas/Gram-negative VAP

The roots of the American Thoracic Society reach back to 1905, when a small group of physicians decided that the best way to improve care for tuberculosis patients was to share their experiences and discoveries. Today, the ATS has grown into an international society with more than 15,000 members. In this introductory section, you will find information about the people and programs that make the ATS the world's leading medical association dedicated to advancing our clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. IDSA's purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.

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