Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Follow the Guidelines to Better Outcomes

Susan B. Fowler, PhD, RN, CNRN, FAHA

 

Overview:

Base your patient care on the latest evidence-based recommendations for managing community-acquired pneumonia.

Purpose/Goal: To provide registered nurses with information to help them better care for patients with community-acquired pneumonia.


Objectives:

1. Recall the diagnostic tests used for Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP).
2. Describe the medical management of patients with CAP.
3. Discuss the nursing care of patients with CAP.
4. State steps for preventing CAP.


Author:

Susan B. Fowler, PhD, RN, CNRN, FAHA, is a Clinical Nurse Researcher at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey. She is a former Outcomes Manager for pneumonia at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, New Jersey.

The planners and author of this CNE activity have disclosed no financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.


Contact Hours: 1.6

Expiration Date: 3/31/2014

Pharmacology Hours: 0.75

 

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