Guidelines
Community-acquired Pneumonia

Community-acquired Pneumonia

Clinical Key Points

Avoid using same class of antibiotics if used within previous 3 MONTHS

When culture susceptibilities available change to PATHOGEN-DIRECTED therapy

Co-morbidities:

  • Heart, lung, liver disease

  • Diabetes

  • Alcoholism

  • Malignancies

  • Asplenia

  • Immunosuppression

Consider IV to PO step down if afebrile x 24 to 48 hr, GI tract functioning, hemodynamically stable and clinical improvement while on IV treatment

Indication

CURB-65 Score: 0 to 1

Co-morbidities:

  • Heart, lung, liver disease

  • Diabetes

  • Alcoholism

  • Malignancies

  • Asplenia

  • Immunosuppression

More Information

Order set (including vaccine information): 10-111-5094