hospital-acquired infection in
the U.S. and 60% of HAP cases occur among non-ventilated patients.
Fortunately, we are discovering effective ways to prevent Non-Ventilator associated
Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia (NV-HAP).
We are working to educate patients and health care providers on these prevention
such as improving oral care for Veterans and the general public.
Organization for NV-HAP Prevention (NOHAP) is a
national level working group consisting of VA leadership and external representatives
academia, non-profits, industry, and other government agencies. The organization is
to save lives by preventing NV-HAP.