The nurse knows that which of the following are risk factors for Hospital-Aquired Pneumonia?

 

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- Not getting the Pneumococcal Vaccine

- Not getting an influenza vaccine

- Elderly

- Aspiration

- Mechanical Ventillation

Rationale

HAP risk factors include age (Elderly), chronic lung diseases, Aspiration, Mechanical Ventiallation, Decreased LOC, and a suppressed immune system. Community-Aquired pneumonia risk factors include not getting the pneumococcal vaccine or flu vaccine.

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