PIAC Case Series
Case 04 - Crystal, 19 Years Old
Crystal is a 19y/o morbidly obese WF who undergoes laparoscopic cholecystectomy; she is admitted postop with poorly controlled pain. She has asthma and smokes 2 ppd.
On postop day 2 the patient develops a fever to 38.9 and cough; CXR shows new LLL infiltrate
1) What were Crystal's predisposing risk factors for HCAP (health care associated pneumonia)?
- What are the likely causative organisms?
- What preventative measures are utilized to prevent HCAP?