Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Striving for Standards - 249-593-17

Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Striving for Standards

by Margaret M. Ecklund, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN-K and Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP
(4.7 / 298 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


The Joint Commission standards are no longer in effect and the topic of pneumonia is being rewritten and should be available in 2019. The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services partnered in 2004 to create core measures for disease management for community-acquired pneumonia. The measures create consistent evidence-based practice in institutions caring for CAP patients. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services measures hospitals' adherence to the core measures and publishes the results for key stakeholders, such as patients and insurers, to compare.

The CAP core measures provide a common set of measures for hospitals to use. The intent was to construct a system that would be easier and less costly for hospitals to follow. Core measures are integral to improving the care of inpatients and focus on the results of that care.


The goal of this continuing education program is for nurses, laboratory professionals, and respiratory therapists to review the core measures for inpatient management of community-acquired pneumonia. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define CAP
  • Identify the core measures of the inpatient with CAP
  • Discuss the plan of care related to the core measures for CAP
Level of Instruction: Basic

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, laboratory professionals, and respiratory therapists.
Laboratory professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #249).
249-593-17 "Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Striving for Standards" is approved 3/06/2017 to 3/31/2019.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 2/18/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/27/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Kamila H - TIGARD, OR  ·  Feb 11, 2019
This course I would give a five. It had alot of Information related to CAP.
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Kaylor S - Avondale, AZ  ·  Feb 07, 2019
Very helpful and informative.
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Alfredo M - Walnut Creek , CA  ·  Feb 03, 2019
It's good references.
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Rosa V - Richmond, CA  ·  Jan 22, 2019
Excellent, very informative
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Leonida C - Hercules, CA  ·  Jan 14, 2019
very useful in management of this disease in our personal life.
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Price: $10.00
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