Probable Non–Ventilator- Associated Hospital- Acquired Pneumonia: A Case Report

Author(s): Kimberly Paige Rathbun, PhD, RN, Annette M. Bourgault, PhD, RN, CNL, Mary Lou Sole, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNL

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Apr 01, 2027

Topics: Pulmonary

Population: Adult, Geriatric

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NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Non–ventilator-associated hospital-acquired pneumonia is a preventable health care–associated infection accounting for 1 in 14 hospital deaths. Clinical factors influencing this condition include oral health and bacteria and oral care. This case report addresses diagnostics and clinical variables related to non–ventilator-associated hospital-acquired pneumonia and emphasizes the importance of prevention.


  • Discuss diagnostic challenges to identifying NV-HAP.
  • Describe the relationship between oral bacterial colonization, clinical variables, and NV-HAP development.
  • Identify two clinical interventions used to reduce the risk of NV-HAP development.

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Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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