CORE MEASURES:
Pneumonia (PN) Treatment


Blood culture before first antibiotic received
A blood culture tells what kind of medicine will work best to treat your pneumonia.

Initial antibiotic received within 6 hours of arrival to ER
Timely use of antibiotics can improve the treatment of pneumonia caused by bacteria.

Initial appropriate initial selection for the immunocompetent patient
Antibiotics are medicines that treat infection. Hospitals should choose the antibiotics that best treat the infection type for each pneumonia patient. Immunocompetent patients are particularly susceptible to infection and therefore require special antibiotics to treat pneumonia.

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