Reducing Healthcare-Acquired Pneumonias

Oral hygiene has been proven to help reduce healthcare-acquired pneumonias (HAPs), including ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and aspiration pneumonia.

In fact, the CDC now requires acute care hospitals to “develop and implement a comprehensive oral hygiene program" for patients at risk for healthcare-associated pneumonia.

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