Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia - 384-3000-19

Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia

by Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
(4.5 / 2 ratings )

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

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Pneumonia that develops in non-hospitalized patients is the most common infectious cause of death in the U.S. and ranks second among reasons for hospitalization. Persons over the age of 65 are at particularly high risk for pneumonia and about 85% of all pneumonia deaths occur in this population. Pneumonia is the most common cause of sepsis and early antibiotic therapy for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is important for preventing poor patient outcomes. However, recent studies suggest that 1 in 4 non-hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia are prescribed inappropriate treatment. This has contributed to the problem of antibiotic resistance and patient harm. Recently published guidelines for CAP include new and revised recommendations to address this problem. This course will discuss changing clinical practice guidelines for the management of pneumonia that develops in non-hospitalized patients.


After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Discuss clinical practice guidelines recommendations and rationale for diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia developing in non-hospitalized patients.
  • Describe etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and complications associated with community-acquired pneumonia.
  • Describe nursing and nutrition interventions for patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
Level of Instruction: Basic

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, imaging and radiation therapists, laboratory professionals, pharmacists, and physicians.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Relias LLC 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 #384).
384-3000-19 "Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia" is approved 04/14/2020 to 04/14/2022.
Relias LLC is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 12/5/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/5/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2022

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

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Evangeline E - Anaheim, CA  ·  May 22, 2020
this course is informative
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Price: $10.00
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