Nosocomial pneumonia; Ventilator-associated pneumonia; Health-care associated pneumonia
Treatment aims to cure the infection with antibiotics. An antibiotic is chosen based on the specific germ found by sputum culture.
However, the bacteria cannot always be identified with tests. Antibiotic therapy is given to fight the most common bacteria that infect hospitalized patients, taking into account the most common bacteria in each hospital -- Staphylococcus aureus and...Read more