Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the Emergency Department (Infectious Disease CME) | Points & Pearls
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Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the Emergency Department (Infectious Disease CME)

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  • CAP is an acute infection of the lung parenchyma in patients who have not been hospitalized or had recent exposure to the healthcare system.
  • Though the most commonly identified pathogen in CAP is Streptococcus pneumoniae, it is responsible for only 10% to 15% of hospitalized cases.
  • High-risk CAP mimics include congestive heart failure exacerbation, acute coronary syndromes, pulmonary embolism, neoplastic lesions, and pul-monary abscess/empyema.
  • Identification of sepsis related to pneumonia is imperative and includes an assessment of the patient’s vital signs and the clinical signs and symptoms of severe sepsis and septic shock.
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Publication Information

Matthew DeLaney, MD, FACEP, FAAEM; Charles Khoury, MD, MSHA, FACEP

Peer Reviewed By

Daniel J. Egan, MD; Benjamin Christian Renne, MD

Publication Date

February 1, 2021

CME Expiration Date

March 1, 2024

CME Credits

4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAFP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits.
Specialty CME Credits: Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME credits

Pub Med ID: 33476506

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