A patient comes into the ED with a high fever, shortness of breath, mild headache, diarrhea, and general malaise. It’s 2021… so naturally, the ‘COVID alarms’ start sounding in our heads. But if it were that simple, we probably wouldn't be posting about it, would we?
Last week, we covered the basics of adult pneumonia, focusing on community acquired pneumonia (CAP). This week, will we cover the pathogens and treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) & ventilator-acquired pneumonia (VAP).
Over the last few weeks, we covered pediatric coughs, finishing with pediatric pneumonia. This week, we will continue along this trend and discuss community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the adult population.