Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Published: October 2011
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  • Diagnostic Testing – Blood Tests, Cultures, X-Rays
  • List of Complications
  • Criteria for Respiratory Distress
  • Criteria for Disease Severity
  • Prevention Recommendations
  • Initial Management Algorithm
  • Initial Empirical Antibiotic Therapy
  • Antimicrobial Therapy for Specific Pathogens
  • Influenza Antiviral Therapy
  • Antibiotic and Adjunctive Therapy for Effusions/Empyema
  • Effusion Management Algorithm
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This pocket guide attempts to define principles of practice that should produce high-quality patient care. It is applicable to specialists, primary care, and providers at all levels. This pocket guide should not be considered exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. The ultimate judgment concerning the propriety of any course of conduct must be made by the clinician after consideration of each individual patient situation. Neither IGC, the medical associations, nor the authors endorse any product or service associated with the distributor of this clinical reference tool.

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