Pneumonia – The Basics!

What antibiotic should I give if I’m concerned my patient has pneumonia? Do I need to send them to the floor, ICU, or outpatient? Should I even check a procalcitonin?

Today Dr. Eric Mortensen from the division of general internal medicine at UT Southwestern addressed these questions in a fantastic lecture on pneumonia. Check out his slides below as well as an earlier blog post in which Dr. Mortensen did a Q&A regarding his recent article from JAMA looking at azithromycin use for pneumonia.