Pharmacological Management of Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia - CMEZ-PH167

Pharmacological Management of Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia

Nursing Facility Patients

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) and Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD
(4.4 / 25 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Healthcare-associated pneumonia develops in a non-hospitalized patient with extensive healthcare contact. A patient is defined as one: who is a resident of a nursing home or a long-term care facility; who has had IV therapy, wound care or IV chemotherapy within the previous 30 days; who has been hospitalized in an acute care hospital for two or more days within the previous 90 days; or who has been to a hospital or hemodialysis clinic within the previous 30 days. HCAP affects the elderly, and is a very common infectious disorder in residents of long-term care facilities. If diagnosis is missed or delayed, it is associated with a high morbidity and mortality.


The goal of this healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) continuing education module is to discuss organisms, risk factors and current guidelines on managing the disorder. After studying the information presented here, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, EMTs and paramedics, laboratory professionals, dietitians and imaging/radiation therapists will be able to:
  • List the differential diagnosis in a patient with suspected HCAP
  • Review the organisms associated with HCAP
  • Describe the medications used for treatment of HCAP

Approval Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including pharmacists, physicians, EMTs/paramedics, laboratory professionals, dietitians and imaging/radiation therapists.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/26/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/26/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/26/2017

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.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Vincent A - Middle Village, NY  ·  Mar 19, 2019
great wealth of knowledge.
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Cynthia L - Miami, FL  ·  Jan 24, 2019
this course was great
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VARSHA S - Basking Ridge, NJ  ·  Oct 17, 2018
More vignettes added to this module that leads to critical thinking for the learner
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Kyle M - Peoria , IL  ·  Sep 28, 2018
More information regarding appropriate antibiotic treatment.
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Tara O - Tampa, FL  ·  Jun 06, 2018
It was very informative.
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Price: $15.00
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