Community-Acquired Pneumonia Admission Orders

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Community-Acquired Pneumonia Admission Orders

Description

This form helps to provide standardized initial care for community-acquired pneumonia patients using Infectious Diseases Society of America antibiotic guidelines.

The form prompts the physician to:

  • Use evidence-based antibiotic choices
  • Order venous thromboembolism prophylaxis
  • Choose appropriate antibiotics consistent with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services quality indicators

Developer:

Pneumonia Best Practice Team - Presbyterian Hospital

Funding Sources:

Presbyterian Hospital

History

Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: July 2008
Last Updated: 12/08/08

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