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Volume 37, Issue 3
Publication date: September 1, 2016
Expiration date: September 1, 2019

Pediatric Pneumonia
Brian K. Alverson, MD (Moderator)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Brown University; Director, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Director, Division of Hospital Medicine; Attending physician in Hospital Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Derek J. Williams, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Discuss the basic science and epidemiology of pediatric pneumonia.
2. List the major infectious causes of pediatric pneumonia.
3. Describe the appropriate laboratory and radiologic evaluation of children with pneumonia and review the usefulness of commonly ordered tests for children with this condition.
4. Recognize the appropriate treatment for children with pneumonia, and when and when not to provide antibiotics.
5. Explain the important preventative measures for preventing pneumonia in children.


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