Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults
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Community-acquired pneumonia is a lung infection acquired outside of the hospital setting. The American Thoracic Society and the Infectious Disease Society of America published guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia, outlining the criteria for severe pneumonia. The Pneumonia Severity Index is also used to help determine whether the patient will need to be hospitalized. Various antibiotics may be used to treat community-acquired pneumonia.
List diagnostic criteria for severe community-acquired pneumonia 2. Identify empiric treatment options for individuals being treated in the outpatient setting with community-acquired pneumonia 3. Discuss treatment options for individuals in the inpatient setting with community-acquired pneumonia. 4. Recognize risk factors and prevention techniques for community-acquired pneumonia
II. Background of Community-Acquired Pneumonia
III. Treatment Setting
IV. Mechanism of Action for Empiric Antibiotic Choices
3. Respiratory Fluoroquinolones
V. Initial Treatment Regimens for Outpatients with CAP
VI. Treatment Regimens for Hospitalized Patients with CAP
VII. Treatment Considerations for Inpatients and Outpatients
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Faculty Planner Disclosure
The following individuals were involved in developing this activity: Amanda Mayer, PharmD, Jeff Goldberg, PharmD, BCPP, and Pamela Sardo, PharmD, BS. Pamela Sardo was an employee of Rhythm Pharmaceuticals until March 2022 and has no conflicts of interest or relationships regarding the subject matter discussed. There are no financial relationships relevant to this activity to report or disclose by any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.
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- Activity Release Date: 10/18/2023
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