Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

Nosocomial, d. H. hospital-acquired pneumonia develop at least 48 hours after admission. The most common pathogens are gram-negative rods and Staphylococcus aureus; against antibiotic-resistant organisms are a major cause for concern. Symptoms and complaints include fatigue, fever, chills, rigors, cough, dyspnea and chest pain, but in mechanically ventilated patients, the pneumonia can usually manifested as deterioration of oxygenation and proliferation of tracheal secretions. The diagnosis is suspected because of the…

September 3, 2018