Healthcare-associated Pneumonia

Given the mortality, hospitals should be doing a lot more - Dian Baker

Healthcare-associated Pneumonia

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You go to the hospital with a broken arm, then end up with a potentially lethal case of pneumonia. A recent study in the American Journal of Infection Control calls this scenario entirely too common — and one faced by more than just the most vulnerable patients, such as older people, in the intensive care unit.

“We found that pneumonia was occurring in all patients on all types of units,” says lead author Dian Baker, a professor in the School of Nursing at California State University in Sacramento. “We sort of thought the elderly, the very…

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