Community Acquired Pneumonia

Indicator How to be Compliant Responsible Physician
Antibiotics Given Within 6 Hours of Arrival - both through the ED and direct admits

Write orders so initial antibiotic can be given within 6 hours of arrival – date and time

Direct admits – send orders with the patient or call the unit ASAP with antibiotic orders

  • ED Physician
  • Admitting Physician
  • Attending
Antibiotic Selection for CAP Immunocompetent Patients

Use the pneumonia order set to order correct antibiotics.

Document allergies to first line antibiotic on grids

  • ED Physician
  • Attending
Blood Cultures Blood cultures drawn on all suspected pneumonia patients prior to antibiotics
  • ED Physician
  • Admitting Physician
  • Attending
Smoking Cessation Counseling If patient has smoked at all in the past 12 months, provide smoking cessation counseling
  • Attending