Prevention of Health Care-Acquired Pneumonia and Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health Care Settings.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2011 Mar;25(1):117-33
Authors: Zuckerman JM
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 also discusses strategies to prevent transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis within health care settings.
PMID: 21315997 [PubMed - in process]