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PNEUMONIA

This module will cover hospital acquired pneumonia (HAP), community acquired pneumonia (CAP) and Health - care associated pneumonia. It will include pathophysiology, classifications, diagnostic tests, nursing and medical management.

Learning Objectives

  • Define pneumonia
  • Discuss risk factors of CAP, HAP, HCAP
  • Review pathophysiology
  • Discuss classifications of CAP, HAP, and HCAP
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Nursing Management
  • Medical Management

References

  • Bartlett, J.G. Diagnostic Approach to Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults. In Up to Date, Post TW (Ed.), Up to Date, Waltham, Ma (accessed September 25, 2016)
  • Chulay, M. & Burns,, S. (2010) "AAACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing 2nd Ed", McGraw Hill Medical, New York
  • Howard, P. & Steinmann, R.A. (2010) "Sheehy's Emergency Nursing Principles and Practice 6th Ed" Mosby Elviser, St. Louis
  • Urden, L.D. Stacy, K.M. & Lough, M.E. (2010) "Critical Care Nursing Diagnosis and Management 6th Ed". Mosby Elviser, St. Louis
 
 
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