Guidelines
Community Acquired Pneumonia

Community Acquired Pneumonia

Testing

50% of pneumonias are viral, consider obtaining BioFire® FilmArray® Respiratory Panel to rule out viral infection and common atypical bacteria

Collect sputum and blood cultures for patients with severe illness, structural lung disease, cavitary infiltrates, recently hospitalized (90 days) and received parenteral antibiotics or those being treated empirically for MRSA and Pseudomonas pneumonia