Community Acquired Pneumonia

Community Acquired Pneumonia

Guideline Use

Dose recommendations are based on patients with normal renal function. Refer to dosing in renal impairment

These guidelines may not be appropriate for patients with a history of multi-drug resistant organisms. Consider infectious disease consultation


Management Considerations

Patients hospitalized with suspected or confirmed Influenza A can be started on oseltamivir regardless of time from symptom onset5


Additional Information

Last Updated: August, 2021

These recommendations are meant to guide empiric therapeutic decision making and are not meant to replace sound clinical decision making. Definitive therapy should be based on culture and susceptibility reports

  • Kyle D. Massey, PharmD, BCIDP
  • Rebekah Gass, MD
  • Kelly M. Sawyer, PharmD, BCIDP
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