Hospital-acquired pneumonia is the No. 1 hospital-acquired infection in the U.S. Currently, an estimated 1 in every 100 hospitalized patients acquire pneumonia during their stay, with the associated burdens of morbidity, mortality, sepsis, and monetary impact.
Understanding how to prevent this common infection is a key element of success. Medical professionals rely on evidence-based guidelines to inform hospital-based prevention programs.
In a Feb. 8 webinar, participants will learn about the updated hospital-acquired pneumonia prevention guidelines for 2022, along with some surprising new recommendations from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and how one hospital system is adjusting its strategies.
At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
- Discuss the significance of health care-acquired pneumonia
- Describe the etiology of pneumonia
- Identify which patients are at risk for pneumonia
- List updated strategies for prevention based on 2022 practice recommendations for acute care hospitals (SHEA, IDSA, APIC)
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Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023: 11 a.m.- noon (PT)
Barbara Quinn, DNP, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, FCNS
Director-Professional Practice & Nursing Excellence
Dr. Barbara Quinn is a board certified adult clinical nurse specialist and a Fellow of National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist (NACNS). She has over 25 years of professional experience using evidence-based practice and implementation science to improve patient outcomes.
Barbara currently works as the director of professional practice & nursing excellence for Sutter Health. Barbara educates, consults, and performs nursing research, including the incidence and prevention of non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (NV-HAP).
She is a frequent presenter at national professional conferences and has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications.
HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.
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