Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia - RAD3000

Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia

by Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
(4.4 / 18 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.50 CE Credit)

Price: $13.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.50


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.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, imaging and radiation therapists, laboratory professionals, pharmacists, and physicians.
Imaging and radiation therapists: 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.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 12/19/2019 to 1/1/2021.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

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.

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

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Juanita R - ontario, CA  ·  Apr 03, 2020
interesting and educational
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Heather S - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Mar 15, 2020
This course is great insight to community acquired illness.
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Erik D - Peoria, AZ  ·  Feb 12, 2020
it was very good. thank you
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Cristina B - Scottsdale, AZ  ·  Jan 23, 2020
hard read to follow, the questions were poorly structured and difficult to answer but otherwise an interesting course
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Price: $13.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.50