(SOLVED) RS is a 52-year-old male and is diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
RS is a 52-year-old male and is diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). He has no allergies or co-morbidities. You are awaiting culture results.
Using your Sanford Guide, what would you prescribe for outpatient empirical therapy?
Rx drug + strength):________________
Disp quantity: __________________
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Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) refers to an acute infection of the pulmonary parenchyma acquired outside of the hospital.
Pneumonia is a type of lung infection. It can cause breathing problems and other symptoms. In community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), you get infected in a community setting. It doesn’t happen in a hospital, nursing home, or other healthcare center.
- human rhinovirus (common cold)
- influenza virus (flu)
- Streptococcus pneumoniae
Other common causes include:
- the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
- Haemophilus influenzae
- Legionella bacteria
- Mycoplasma pneumonia
- hard-to-detect bacteria, such as Chlamydia pneumoniae
- Explanation for step 1
Antiviral therapy may be indicated for select viral pneumonias. Ribavirin is not used routinely for respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia in children or adults but may be used........