At the conclusion of the activity, learners will be able to:
1) Differentiate HCAP, HAP & VAP.
2) Understand techniques for preventing HAP and VAP.
3) Realize the pitfalls in diagnosing pneumonia that arises in the hospital.
4) Acknowledge that shorter antibiotic duration for HAP/VAP may be beneficial to outcomes.
5) Assess the utility of biomarkers (i.e., procalcitonin) to diagnose pneumonia as well as limit antibiotic duration.
Target audience: Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses