Unravelling the truth about Community-Acquired Pneumonia (ITK June/July 2019)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: ITK
Author: Melissa Cosentino

CPD Credits: 2


Designed to give an overview of community acquired pneumonia. The article discussed the causes of pneumonia, the treatment and also vaccines available in Australia.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. Recognise which patients are most at risk of developing pneumonia and the suspected mortality and morbidity associated with pneumonia.
  2. Identify the common causes of community-acquired pneumonia in different patient groups.
  3. Identify the empirical treatment regimen for adults with bacterial pneumonia.
  4. Describe the different pneumococcal vaccinations available and understand the rationale for their use

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.5, 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1

Accreditation number: G2019015    Accreditation expires: 01/06/2020
This activity has been accredited for 1.0 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.0 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.0 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.