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Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the Emergency Department (Infectious Disease CME)

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Episode 54

Date: 02/01/2021 | Length: 46:35

Show Notes

  • Pneumonia and nomenclature: healthcare associated vs hospital associated
  • COVID-19 and antibiotics 
  • Bacteriology - Strep is only 10-15% of hospitalized pneumonia, Viral pneumonia is about 20% (pre-COVID)
  • Conditions that predispose to pneumonia
    • Chronic lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis)
    • Smoking
    • Older age
    • Immunocompromised 
    • Proton-pump inhibitors, H2 blockers, and antipsychotic agents 
  • Is there a historical or exam item most likely to be indicative of pneumonia? 
  • How good is a chest x-ray? 
  • When should you consider a CT if the chest x-ray is normal?
  • Procalcitonin
  • Blood cultures, sputum cultures, urine antigens- are these helpful?
  •  CURB-65 vs PSI
  • Antibiotics: major and minor, history of prior infection, and doxy for everyone!
    • Duration - 5 days works
  • A walk through the pathway

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Sam Ashoo, MD, FACEP

Dr. Ashoo is a practicing emergency physician, board-certified in emergency medicine and clinical informatics. Join him as he takes you through the February 2021 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice: Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the Emergency Department (Infectious Disease CME)

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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

February 1, 2024    CME Information

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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