After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:
- Recognise which patients are most at risk of developing pneumonia and the suspected mortality and morbidity associated with pneumonia.
- Identify the common causes of community-acquired pneumonia in different patient groups.
- Identify the empirical treatment regimen for adults with bacterial pneumonia.
- 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.