Continuing Medical Education: Respiratory Infections: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia

Differences between ventilator-associated pneumonia and healthcare-associated pneumonia that were presented at the 2008 CHEST meeting are discussed in this activity.

Information discussed in this activity also includes information about resistant bacteria and their link to pneumonia.

Respiratory Infections: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia

Credits: 0.25

Fee: None

Expires: December 2, 2009

Multimedia: None

This activity explores data on ventilator-associated pneumonia and hospital-acquired pneumonia that was presented at the 2008 CHEST meeting. Differences between the two types of pneumonia are included, as well as the epidemiology, diagnostics, and treatment of these types of pneumonia. Also discussed in this activity are the “factors associated with the presence of resistant bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), as the cause of pneumonia.”

Link Code: h3537

http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/584136