CPD modules

Recognising and managing community-acquired pneumonia

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2016
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module summarises guidance on the diagnosis and management of community-acquired pneumonia, but also includes information on its prevention. This respiratory disease is a significant though often underestimated cause of morbidity and mortality. This module is designed therefore to be of value to nurses in a variety of clinical areas, as patients with community-acquired pneumonia are encountered in primary, intermediate, secondary, and critical care.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Vanessa Gibson, Teaching fellow, Department of Healthcare, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.


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