PIAC Case Series
Case 04 - Crystal, 45 years of age
Crystal is a 45 y/o obese WF who undergoes laparoscopic cholecystectomy; she is admitted postop with poorly controlled pain. She has COPD 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?