Pneumonia

WebPage_PneumThe majority of patients with community-acquired pneumonia are initially assessed and treated in the Emergency Department.  Illness severity can vary greatly depending on the patient’s age and comorbidity.  Mortality approaches 30% in high risk patients.  This module will review the clinical presentation of pneumonia, discuss the ED work-up for a patient presenting with possible pneumonia, and summarize management guidelines.

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Acknowledgements:  Mike McDonnell, MD (Author), David Carr, MD (Peer Reviewer)