This lecture will review the updated 2019 IDSA/ATS guidelines for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and will discuss the use of specific diagnostic testing.
1. Briefly define community-acquired pneumonia, review surface level epidemiology and causative organisms
2. Review of the 2019 ATS/IDSA updated guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of adult CAP
3. Review common markers of inflammation and discuss some basic utility, particularly procalcitonin
Dr. Lester discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.
The Montana Osteopathic Medical Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.
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Andrew Lester DO is a PGY3 resident at the Montana Family Medicine Residency, in Billings, Montana. He attended medical school at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Glendale, Arizona, and he plans to practice in outpatient rural medicine.
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