Joint Commission Quick Safety Issue 61 – Preventing Non-Ventilator Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

Published: 09/16/2021

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Assisted Living,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care

The Joint Commission (TJC) has issued Quick Safety 61 reviewing strategies for preventing non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia. According to TJC, estimates show that one in every 100 hospitalized patients will be affected by non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (NVHAP). And yet, despite the serious impact on patient safety, NVHAP is not recognized as one of the National Database of Nursing Quality indicators and it is not a reportable condition within the Centers for Disease Control

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