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Pneumonia: clinical review

Pneumonia: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

September 25, 2015

Updated

August 30, 2016

Programme Description

The article by Dr Sinan Eccles and Dr Simon Barry reviews the assessment and management of pneumonia in primary care. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in adults, making a clinical diagnosis, rationalising the use of antibiotics and when to refer the patient for hospital assessment.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, the healthcare professional will be better able to:
  • Understand the epidemiology of pneumonia
  • Assess the severity of the patient’s condition
  • Consider the antibiotic therapies available and know how and when to use them
  • Explain the prognosis of the condition
  • Faculty

    Authors and test authors
    Dr Sinan Eccles
    Specialist trainee in respiratory medicine
    University Hospital Llandough
    Cardiff
    United Kingdom

    Dr Simon Barry
    Consultant physician in respiratory medicine
    University Hospital Llandough
    Cardiff
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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