Recent changes in clinical practice guidelines for the management of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) suggest that the previous guidelines that recognized healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) as a distinct category of pneumonia that develops in non-hospitalized with exposure to healthcare (e.g., long-term care facilities, hemodialysis, home infusion and/or wound care, etc.) was defined too broadly. Thus, many of these patients received inappropriate antibiotic therapy. 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 and clarify factors to be considered when selecting empiric antibiotic therapy in patients who develop CAP. This course discusses changing clinical practice guidelines for the management of pneumonia that develops in non-hospitalized patients. It is applicable to interdisciplinary professionals including, clinical laboratory personnel, pharmacy professionals, physicians, radiology professionals, dieticians, and nurses.
Johny Bethea earned a B.S. Pharmacy degree from the College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has earned certificates in Medication Therapy Management, Immunizations, and Asthma Therapy Management. He serves as Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services and has over 15 years of experience serving in areas behavioral health including as a psychiatric consultant pharmacist and the pharmaceutical industry. He develops clinical analytic solutions and provides clinical considerations. He has served on the Executive Board of Directors for CMHC’s and other medical organizations, pharmacy manager, as an APPE preceptor, and college of pharmacy dean’s advisory council.
Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, educator and radiographer. Olive has authored several radiology and mammography textbooks and regularly presents mammography and other radiography-related topics at seminars throughout the United States and Canada plus internationally via webinars.
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California Board of Registered Nursing
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Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
Georgia Board of Nursing
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
South Carolina Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel
Florida Board of Medicine
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
New Mexico Board of Nursing
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Ohio State Medical Board
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure
Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board
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