Update in Community Acquired Pneumonia
Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.
Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.
Professional Practice Gap
Community-acquired pneumonia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The IDSA/ATS consensus guidelines were most recently published in 2007. Multiple studies have been published since that time addressing the epidemiology of community acquired pneumonia, risk for resistant organisms, serum biomarkers, antibiotic use and adjunctive therapies. Current gaps exist in the application of the above studies to improve care.
- Describe risk factors that might drive broader antibiotic coverage in community-acquired pneumonia.
- Describe evidence behind and clinical application of newly approved antibiotics and adjunctive treatments for communityacquired pneumonia.
- Describe the current state of the science behind the use of biomarkers in stratifying community-acquired pneumonia.
Daniel Fulton, MD
Fellow, Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
- Dr. Fulton has nothing to disclose regarding financial relationships with any commercial entities, commercial companies providing support for this program, or any commercial manufacturers of products and/ or the providers of services discussed in tills presentation.
- Dr. Brenda Burrough discloses she is a principal investigator in an Amgen research trial.
- No member of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity, including Dr. Burrough, has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content.
The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee.
Continuing Education Credit
- DO: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through the joint sponsorship of Des Moines University (DMU) and Mary Greeley Medical Center. DMU is accredited by the AOA and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit.
- 1.00 AOA Category 2A