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Nonventilator Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia Prevention: The Key Role for Critical Care Nurses

Author(s): Dian Baker, Karen Giuliano

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Infectious Disease, Pulmonary

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Fees
Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Non ventilator hospital-acquired infection (NVHAP) is the most common hospital-acquired infection. This foundational to high-level session reviews the most recent updates from SHEA/IDSA/APIC/ TJC Practice Recommendations on NVHAP prevention and how nurses can apply them to clinical care. Critically ill non ventilated patients are among the highest risk for NVHAP, signifying that critical care nurses should lead the way in NVHAP prevention. An NVHAP prevention toolkit is included.

Objectives

  • Review the incidence, patient safety factors and cost of NVHAP.
  • Discuss the etiology and risk factors for NVHAP and the impact on patient outcomes.
  • Describe the most recent updates from SHEA/IDSA/APIC/ TJC Practice Recommendations on NVHAP prevention and apply to clinical care.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

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.

Accreditation

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.25 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.

Disclosure

Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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