Community Acquired Pneumonia
Return to all Infant, Child, and Adolescent Medicine sessions.
Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.
1. Monitor the health of patients with weakened immune systems to mitigate risk factors that increase their risk of developing pneumonia.
2. Apply evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to the diagnosis of children suspected of having pneumonia.
3. Prescribe appropriate empiric therapy for CAP based on suspected pathogen and local susceptibility.
4. Discuss when patients should be treated in the hospital.
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Donald B. Middleton, MD, Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Vice President for Residency Education, UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- 0.75 AAFP prescribed