Patty, Christopher M. DNP, RN, CPPS; Sandidge-Renteria, Alisha MSN, FNP-C, RN-CMSRN; Orique, Sabrina PhD, RN, AOCNS; Dixon, Craig MSN, FNP-C, RN; Camarena, Emma DNP, CNS, RN, ACCNS-AG; Newsom, Rose MSN, RN, NE-BC; Schneider, Alicia MSN, AGCNS-BC, RN-BC, C
January/March 2021, Volume 36, Issue 1;
The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of nonventilator hospital–acquired pneumonia NV-HAP in our community hospital and to identify patient and nursing care factors associated with its development. A retrospective study identified possible NV-HAP cases and then validated cases using CDC criteria. The incidence of NV-HAP was 0.64 cases per 1000 patient-days. Patient factors most strongly associated with NV-HAP were age and the presence of underlying disease. Head-of-bed elevation reduced by 26% the odds of developing NV-HAP. Dr. Patty explains the study in the video - learn more in the article.