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Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

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Course Summary

Pneumonia involves inflammation and consolidation of the lungs, and most cases of pneumonia are caused by an infection from bacteria or viruses. In most individuals, pneumonia is a relatively serious condition however recovery can be quick if the condition is detected and treated early. Individuals who are very young, elderly, and that have chronic diseases or a compromised immune system are at higher risk of complications, will require close monitoring, and may need hospitalization. The treatment for patients with pneumonia includes antibiotics, fluids, rest, and supportive care. Supplemental oxygen in very severe cases, intubation and mechanical ventilation, and admission to intensive care may be necessary in some cases.

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Course Syllabus

  • Pathophysiology of Pneumonia
  • Signs and Symptoms of Pneumonia
  • Diseases and Lifestyle Issues
  • Types of Pneumonia
  • Prevention of Pneumonia
  • Treatment of Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia and Isolation Precautions
  • Emergency Complications of Pneumonia
  • Case Study - Pediatric Pneumonia

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