PNEUMONIA STRATEGY FOR DISSEMINATING

P: Surgical patients or patient that are in the hospital for long periods of time may acquire hospital phenomena.

I: Turning patients every two hours, early ambulation and use of an incentive spirometer.

C: Antibiotic treatment, ambulation, cough and deep breathing.

O: Shorter hospital stays, less coast for patient, improving health.

T: This plan will start immediately, and check results in 3 weeks.

Can hospital acquired phenomena be avoided by educating staff.  If patients are turned every two hours, ambulated when possible. Surgical patients are instructed to cough and deep breath and using an incentive spirometer. This could decrease hospital stay and increase health for the patient and lower coast.