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Pneumonia: Causes and treatment

Speciality Classification
Pharmacists
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
45 minutes
Provider
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Educate pharmacists about the risk of pneumonia and it's preventative measures.

Pneumonia: Causes and treatment explained

Australian Pharmacist - April 2020

Pneumonia can affect people of any age. A significant proportion of worldwide deaths from pneumonia are in children under the age of 5 years. People at higher risk of infection include infants, the elderly, those with chronic health conditions, immunocompromised, smokers and Indigenous Australians.

Pharmacists can identify individuals at risk of pneumonia and advise them of preventative measures. These measures include vaccination, ensuring continuity of care and collaborating with other healthcare professionals to ensure that antimicrobial stewardship principles are implemented and abided by for optimal patient outcomes.

Learn how to recognise the symptoms of different forms of pneumonia and its optimum treatment.

Learning Objectives

After reading this article, the pharmacist should be able to:

  • Define community-acquired pneumonia
  • Identify signs and symptoms of bacterial pneumonia infection
  • Discuss the treatment of pneumonia
  • Discuss how a pharmacist can assist a patient with pneumonia.

CPD Credits

Accreditation Code:  CAP2104CDMNP

Group 1:  0.75

Group 2:  1.50

This activity has been accredited for 0.75 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 0.75 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to 0.75 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Delivery
Title
Pneumonia: Causes and treatment
Speciality Classification
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
45 minutes
CPD Points
Group 1 CPD (or 0.75 CPD credits), Group 2 CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits)
Price
Free
Price Details
Exclusive to Members
Location
Online
Price:
Free
Exclusive to Members
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