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Pneumonia: clinical review


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

INTRODUCTION

This resource reviews the assessment and management of pneumonia in primary care. Key learning points for general practice nurses include community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in adults, making a clinical diagnosis, rationalising the use of antibiotics and when to refer the patient for hospital assessment.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Understand the epidemiology of pneumonia
  • Assess the severity of the patient’s condition
  • Consider the antibiotic therapies available and know how and when to use them
  • Explain the prognosis of the condition

AUTHORS

Dr Sinan Eccles, Specialist trainee in respiratory medicine, and Dr Simon Barry, Consultant physician in respiratory medicine, University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.