Resource Summary

In caring for residents in long term care facilities (LTCF) Alberta clinicians will:
Increase the accuracy of clinical diagnosis of NHAP
Initiate timely treatment for NHAP
Optimize use of laboratory and diagnostic imaging services in the diagnosis of NHAP
Optimize use of antibiotics in the treatment of NHAP
Ensure practices to prevent respiratory infections are in place in the LTCF
Facilitate teamwork and communication in the evaluation and management of residents with NHAP
Patients with pneumonia acquired in a LTCF
LTCF is any congregate living environment for older and/or disabled persons that have high personal and professional care needs.
Hospital acquired pneumonia (HAP) (onset within 14 days of discharge from an acute care facility)
Aspiration pneumonia
Pneumonia in patients with cystic fibrosis^ tuberculosis or bronchiectasis

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Publication Date: 2015-3-1
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-07-07 19:19:30