Continuing Professional Development: Acute community-acquired pneumonia


OverviewThis Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module will explore acute community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The pathophysiology and epidemiology of CAP will be discussed, before highlighting key diagnostic features and how it can be managed by paramedics in the pre-hospital setting.Learning OutcomesAfter completing this module you will be able to:Outline the definition, pathophysiology and epidemiology of acute community-acquired pneumonia.Identify the key diagnostic features of acute pneumonia, including the causes and physical presentation.Outline how acute community-acquired pneumonia can be managed by paramedics.

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