What may decrease the likelihood of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in at risk patients?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Kartika Shetty, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Beds that permit some degree of patient turning may decrease the likelihood of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP)/ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in at-risk patients. Decontamination of the mouth and gut may affect the risk of producing MDR organisms. [36]


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