Pneumonia in the Healthcare Setting: HCAP, HAP & VAP... Alphabet Soup or Progress?

Ames, IA US
February 26, 2014

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.  

Target Audience

Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.

Learning Objectives

  1. Differentiate HCAP, HAP, & VAP.
  2. Understand techniques for preventing HAP & VAP.
  3. Realize the pitfalls in diagnosing pneumonia that arises in the hospital.
  4. Acknowledge that shorter antibiotic duration for HAP/VAP may be beneficial to outcomes.
  5. Assess the utility of biomarkers (i.e. procalcitonin) to diagnose pneumonia as well as limit antibiotic duration.



Douglas Hornick, MD
Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics



  • Dr. Hornick states that the commercial entites with which he has relationships do not produce health care goods or services relevant to the content he is planning, developing, or presenting for this activity.

CME Committee

  • Dr. Brenda Burrough discloses she is a principal investigator in an Amgen research trial.
  • No members of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity, including Dr. Burrough, have any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit(s).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/26/2014 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
02/26/2014 - 1:00pm CST
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Bessie Myers Auditorium
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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